/Disable Smart Zoom in Safari

Disable Smart Zoom in Safari

Arrrggghhhh ! Do you accidentally find yourself ‘zooming in’ when web browsing?

If, like me, you use an Apple touch Mouse then you may even find yourself ‘zooming’ without actually pressing any buttons – it’s not the end of the world, but it IS a rather frustrating “feature”. So here is how to disable it:


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First Open System Preferences


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Then Open Mouse Settings


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Finally, de-select the ‘Smart Zoom’ Feature.


Viola ! No more accidental zooming while web browsing.

Of course if you DO want to zoom – you can do so using the Keyboard shortcuts CMD + or CMD –