Every time I open a page in either Chrome, Opera or Firefox and try to scroll with the tip of my finger, the browser seems to suddenly zoom in and out while scrolling, interpreting the scroll down as a pinch AND scroll gesture. This is f****** annoying.

This problem does not occur at all on Android's built-in browser, so I must advise this is not a problem with my touch screen.

I experience this issue on my LG Optimus L3, with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

EDIT 1: The problem is probably inherent to the cell phone model, as only I and a friend, who owns an identical phone, have this same problem.

EDIT 2: The problem seems to be solved for the last Google Chrome update, but Opera unfortunately still behaves in this way. This means that it isn't a user interaction problem, but a bug.

  • I've had this happen occasionally, but I don't remember which browser or device. I believe though that I see plus sign when it happens, which I don't see with pinch zoom. Do you see anything different than when using the pinch zoom? Commented Jul 19, 2014 at 18:18
  • No, when pinch zooming nothing different happens on the screen, plus it's also buggy, it scrolls while pinch zooming. Commented Jul 19, 2014 at 22:58
  • I'm not sure if this will help, but check out the following links. This and this Commented Aug 1, 2014 at 12:14

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Check how you are holding the tablet perhaps you have another finger on part the screen.

  • No, I straightly hold it with one hand and with the other I only touch the screen with my index finger. Check my edit, the problem is solved for the last Chrome update. Commented Aug 28, 2014 at 18:30

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