How to disable annoying zoom mode in gtk applications

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Another short post for today, but this one is important. The gnome devs introduced the so called “zoom mode”. This one is really, really, really annoying. I can’t imagine why somebody even wants this!! I hate it; I even more hate the fact that there is no “disable zoom mode” setting somewhere in the GUI… So, thanks god, I incidentally discovered the solution 1 2.

Add a file ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini with this content, restart the relevant GTK application and be happy:

[Settings]
gtk-long-press-time = 5000

  1. http://superuser.com/questions/927160/how-can-i-disable-slow-scrolling-in-gnome-apps ↩︎

  2. https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-7705894.html ↩︎