Devices Turn On or Off Pinch to Zoom on Touchpad in Windows 11


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If your Windows 11 device (ex: laptop) has a built-in precision touchpad, you can turn on or off the ability to pinch to zoom on the touchpad.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off pinch to zoom on the touchpad for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Pinch to Zoom on Touchpad in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Pinch to Zoom on Touchpad using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Pinch to Zoom on Touchpad in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Bluetooth & devices on the left side, and click/tap on Touchpad on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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3 Click/tap on Scroll & zoom to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Pinch to zoom for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Pinch to Zoom on Touchpad using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you want.

2 Turn On "Pinch to zoom"

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_ON_Pinch_to_zoom_for_precision_touchpad.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PrecisionTouchPad]
"ZoomEnabled"=dword:ffffffff

3 Turn Off "Pinch to zoom"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_OFF_Pinch_to_zoom_for_precision_touchpad.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PrecisionTouchPad]
"ZoomEnabled"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Restart the computer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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