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Is there a way to turn off pinch/zoom for the desktop only?

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Aug 26, 2011 8:52 AM

I love the pinch open & close feature on the trackpad and use it in lots of applications and folders.  The only annoying part of it is that if I accidentally swipe the trackpad in the wrong way while on the desktop, it resizes all the icons.  When I bring them back to the regular size I wind up having to rearrange all of them again back the way I want them.


Is there a way to either lock the icon size ON THE DESKTOP ONLY.  Or to turn off the trackpad's pinch open & close feature ON THE DESKTOP ONLY.  I still want the feature to work everywhere else.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)


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