Disable Pinch Zoom in Google Chrome

Pinch zoom, or what Google calls Pinch Scale, might be a nice feature for some, but it drives me absolutely nuts in Google Chrome on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro.

I disabled zoom gesture in my Windows 8 Mouse settings but Google Chrome decided to override this so I would still run into zooming occuring when I was using two-finger scrolling.  Absolutely annoying!

Disable Pinch Scale

  1. So to disable pinch zoom in Google Chrome, navigate to chrome://flags.
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  2. Search for pinch (CTRL-F for find). Change from Automatic or Enabled to Disabled.

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  3. Relaunch Chrome and Enjoy!

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