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I've done a couple searches and so far I haven't found anything on this. How would someone disable the zoom feature on Internet Explorer 7 and return to the old system where Text Size was the only thing effected by CTRL and the scroll wheel?
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You can still zoom only the text from the menu (ALT, then VIEW, TEXT SIZE)
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" How would someone disable the zoom feature on Internet Explorer 7 and return to the old system where Text Size was the only thing effected by CTRL and the scroll wheel?
Authored by: xstaxjke"

Uninstall IE7 and go back to IE6. But you cannot rewrite IE's code to change the Ctrl key behavior.

But you can try Alt+V+X+S to go smaller, or Alt+V+X+G
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I ended up having to search further and eventually found what I was looking for.  Here are directions for disabling zoom. The one drawback is it does not re-enable the old text size adjustment.

Start -> Run -> RegEdit
Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Zoom
Add a new DWORD value named "ZoomDisabled" and set the value to 1
To enable the zoom feature just set the value to 0.

As is often the case the setting does not take effect on active ie7 windows.
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So you found a fix that would ultimately break what you were trying to accomplish?!? correct?

How is that working for you?

Did you try going back to IE6?  Does the Ctrl + Scroll still work in IE6 when you uninstalled IE7?
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I'm completely satisfied with the solution but thanks for your concern.
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No problem, since you solved your problem yourself, then you should go to Community Support (click on the link at the top right of the page labeled Support) and enter a zero point question asking that the question be deleted (or made into a zero point Previously Answered Question if it contains information possibly useful to others) because you solved it yourself.  Your points will be returned to you.  See this link for more info:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hi70
I answered my question myself.  What do I do?
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