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Browser changes size when touchpad "mouse" used.

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Browser changes size when touchpad "mouse" used.


    One of the annoying "features" of windows 8 in the old windows desktop mode is how the movement of the mouse/touchpad changes the size of the window. That is it will zoom in or zoom out when all I want to do is move the cursor. Any suggestions on how to prevent this?

    I can undo it with ctrl and + or -, but it is still annoying. This would be ok if I knew how to activate it only when I wanted it, but windows 8 seams to do it on its own. I see it most often in Firefox, but I believe it occurs in Chrome also. I do not use IE.

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  2. #2


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    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    have a look to see if there is a touchpad control panel, on mine it runs in the system tray at the bottom right
    mine is a dell not a sony but see if you have anything similar to this

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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    I do not have anything quite like that, but I do see a "pinch zoom" that I have now turned off.
    I will wait and test. It is odd that I only use one finger and see the zoom or shrink.
    I do not appear to have an edge shrink or zoom.
    If this change works, I will post again in 7 days and mark this solved. If it fails, I will post quickly.
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Browser changes size when touchpad "mouse" used.
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