I have a touchscreen Windows 8 laptop (an Ultrabook).
When surfing the web with Google Chrome it very often tries to be helpful by magnifying part of the screen that I touch, perhaps because I'm touching near multiple active parts of a website.
I really want to disable this. It's been driving me crazy for months.
I've done a lot of searching online to try to figure out how, but the results I get are always related to either pinch-and-zoom (which I like), accessibility (this is NOT that magnifier, it's disabled), or touchpads.
I'm not sure if this is a feature of Chrome or Windows 8. I have no significant 3rd party software installed. While the Windows 8 installation originally came from the manufacturer, after messing up the MBR by trying to dual boot linux a PC repair shop installed a generic copy of Win 8 (I think) and this annoying feature was there both before and after.