Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2011 9:55 AM (in response to Schmactor)
Looking at System Preferences>Trackpad there are no options to customize this feature.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 11:13 PM (in response to Schmactor)
I'd install Better Touch Tool (free). Add two gestures for Finder ONLY that have "No action" associated with them. This disbales pinch/zoom on the desktop AND in any Finder window, but not in any other application.
If you'd like to occasionally use pinch to zoom in the Finder (to zoom into a photo thumbnail for example), then add two more gestures, again for Finder ONLY - but this time also selecting one of the modifier keys (e.g. "Option" key). For these gestures set as "Use Apple Default or do nothing".
Together, this enables disabling of the zoom feature (to prevent accidental zooming of the desktop icons for example). But whenever you'd like to zoom into a document or photo etc in a Finder Window (which are also now disabled), you can now simply hold down "Option" key and the Pinch functions work again.
This solution works for me on 10.6.8
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 4:01 AM (in response to ZX48)
Do you realize that the original post is 1 1/2 years old?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 4:06 AM (in response to sig)
Yes, I am well aware of the age of the thread. What difference does the age of the post make? People (such as myself at least) use Google to search for answers. This thread is one of the hits (among many others that were locked/archived due to age). I then posted my solution for others to find and read/use if they wish. Is that so hard a concept to grasp?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 9, 2013 8:47 AM (in response to ZX48)
I just found your post and it was extremely helpful. Thank you, ZX48!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 11, 2013 4:07 PM (in response to ZX48)
Ditto OgamDigital - my thanks to ZX48!