I use ⌃ ctrl + ⇧ shift + ⇥ tab to move between tabs in Chrome, but if I scroll with the touchpad it'll zoom the page. This happens quite a lot and it's frustrating. Is there some way I can disable the ⌃ ctrl + ⇧ shift + scroll shortcut?

This is what happens:


  • Zooming is a OS X system-wide function and not directly related to Chrome. Do you want to disable it totally? – nohillside Apr 12 '13 at 9:08
  • @patrix It's not a system wide zoom. The system wide zoom is control + scroll. This only affects chrome, firefox and safari or any other application I try doesn't do it. It also only zooms the webpage, not the browser chrome or any such. – Kit Sunde Apr 12 '13 at 9:12
  • @patrix I've recorded a video on what happens. – Kit Sunde Apr 12 '13 at 9:15
  • I also have this exact problem and am looking for a solution… Looks like we have a bug – Robert C Edwards Apr 23 '13 at 1:27

If I might say so, why are you using the 3 keys to switch between the tabs.

In Chrome it is enough if you use two keys to switch tabs.

control + tab

If however you prefer to modify the the Chrome shortcuts, visit this website


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    I'm using 3 keys because it performs a different function. shift+ control + tab goes backwards. – Kit Sunde Apr 11 '13 at 18:03
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    The chrome extension you linked doesn't deal with combinations of mouse and keyboard as a shortcut, and doesn't solve the issue at all. – Kit Sunde Apr 11 '13 at 18:07
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    I wasn't thanking you, what you wrote didn't solve the issue. Also this isn't an OS X hotkey function, it's specific to chrome. It would be helpful if you would attempt your own suggestions before answering so it is at least relevant. – Kit Sunde Apr 12 '13 at 6:50
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    Chrome does control what it wants to do when it detects user actions, this zooming feature doesn't come from OS X. If you look at the video I recorded you can clearly see it's not an OS X function. I've submitted this as a bug code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=230752 to chromium which they seem to think is a regression. I was not asking about creating shortcuts, I'm asking about removing one that is native to chrome. – Kit Sunde Apr 12 '13 at 17:06
  • OK, let see what they come up with. – Ruskes Apr 12 '13 at 17:18

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