How to disable annoying zoom mode in gtk applications

Published: October 26, 2016 · Previous · Next

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:

gtk-long-press-time = 5000