Too often, when I try to move my cursor and click, or try to drag something or select text, and my two fingers end up on the trackpad at the same time, all my open tabs shrink into this view:

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This is extremely disruptive as it makes me lose my focus and then I have to locate the page I was currently on, click it and then resume working.

I can't tell what this specific feature in Safari is called (I want to still be able to pinch to zoom in and out of a page), and couldn't find info anywhere on how to completely disable it.

Can I disable this? (or I can use another browser, obviously...)

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    I also wanted to add this features utterly destroy your SSD if you have dozens or more tabs. As the features actually reload of your tab for the tab preview. You will ran out of memory and page everything to disk. Reported this problem to Safari team and no feedback to years. – Ksec Dec 24 '19 at 14:45
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    I also find this extremely disruptive. I don't use pinch to zoom often, so I've opted to disable that as a kludge. Apple should change this to a 3-finger (or more) pinch, since that would be less likely to happen accidentally. Fortunately, pressing ESC undoes most of these accidental gestures. – Victor Engel Jul 22 '20 at 15:19

You can disable this feature in Safari, but it will also disable "Zoom in or out" in all other apps.

System Preferences > Trackpad > Scroll & Zoom

Scroll and zoom page in System Preferences

I actually had to check the "Zoom in or out - Pinch with two fingers" box to even figure out what you were talking about.

Limitation: This disables the gesture in more places than Safari.

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    Also a non-answer on this question as the question asker clearly states (I want to still be able to pinch to zoom in and out of a page) – Saaru Lindestøkke Mar 1 '19 at 10:15
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    I don't think you can have it both ways. This answer is correct, disabling the pinch and zoom is the only way to stop Safari from performing that action. If this is a total deal breaker for you, I'd suggest you try another web browser. – ErniePC12 Dec 19 '20 at 12:44
  • "Can I disable pinch to show all open tabs in Safari?" is the title of the question. This answered that question back when it was asked. For what it is worth, as best I can tell, Safari 14 doesn't do what the asker was talking about anymore. – dwightk Dec 19 '20 at 19:59

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