Pinch to zoom gesture is a great way to zoom in and zoom out on webpages and images in the Firefox browser. It saves our time and makes it very very convenient to look at the smaller images in large sizes or large images in small size.
However, some people find it a nuisance because their palms or fingers brush against the touchpad on their notebook computers resulting in accidental zoom-ins or zoom-outs on the webpages opened in the Firefox browser. This undesirable behavior can easily be remedied by disable the pinch to zoom gesture in the Firefox browser.
Here is how you can disable pinch to zoom gesture in Firefox:
- Launch Firefox, enter about:config in the address bar and agree with the warning to proceed.
- Find two settings named browser.gesture.pinch.in and browser.gesture.pinch.out and disable them both. For disabling them, just change their command to blank.
If that does not work, then we have to disable this gesture from the touchpad driver software itself. For this, we have to proceed in the following manner:
- Click on the Start button and then click on the cogwheel icon to open Windows settings.
- Select Devices and then Touchpad in the Windows settings.
- If you can find Pinch to Zoom option there, you can disable it. However, sometimes it is not available from the Windows settings interface. For those cases, scroll down a little and then click on Additional Settings.
- In the Mouse Properties window, choose Touchpad tab and then look for “Gesture” settings. Depending on the driver and the device manufacturer, these options are located in different places. In the case of ALPS touchpad devices, it can be found under the Gesture section. From here we can disable Pinch Zoom.
So this is how we can disable pinch to zoom gesture for Firefox browser in Windows 10.