How to disable the zoom on a touchpad

Written by greg burosh
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to disable the zoom on a touchpad
If the touchpad zoom is too touchy, you can disable it in the settings window. (touchpad image by Wolszczak from

The touchpad on a laptop can be a real boon to your computer experience, but it can also be quite a burden. If you find yourself accidentally zooming in on an area of the screen while trying to move the cursor, just disable the zoom feature (sometimes referred to as "pinch") in the touchpad settings window.

Skill level:

Other People Are Reading


  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button on the desktop (or the "Windows" logo in Vista and Windows 7) and click "Control Panel." Select "Classic View" if not already displayed.

  2. 2

    Double-click "Mouse," then click the "Hardware" tab in the "Mouse Properties" window. Select the touchpad and click "Properties."

  3. 3

    Double-click either "Gesture Settings" or "Scrolling and Zoom," depending on your laptop and touchpad manufacturer. Click the box next to "Enable" under "Zoom" to remove the check and disable the zoom feature. Look for "Pinch" if you don't see a "Zoom" option and click the box next to "Enable Pinch" to disable the zoom feature.

Don't Miss

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.