When trying to scroll in Firefox using my trackpad, I end up accidentally changing the page's zoom level.

On other OSes you can disable pinch-to-zoom by going to about:config and blanking out browser.gesture.pinch.in and browser.gesture.pinch.out, but that solution doesn't work on Windows 10.

How does one disable pinch-to-zoom in Firefox on Windows?

  • Just a wild guess, but since you mentioned Synaptics touchpad in the tags, have you checked your touchpad driver settings to see if there's an option for pinching in there? – BoffinBrain Oct 27 '19 at 1:51

This can be done from Windows 10 settings app. After disabling browser.gesture.pinch.in and browser.gesture.pinch.out from about:config, go to Settings > Devices > Touchpad and uncheck 'Pinch to zoom' option. Note that this may also disable pinch to zoom feature for the other applications.

You can also simply use Ctrl+Scroll to zoom in-out in web pages instead of using pinch to zoom.

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