I think this is something of a usability flaw, so I wonder if it's possible to disable the effect that scales thumbnails up when mousing over the results.

Either via a setting somewhere in my Google account, in my browser settings (Chrome), or via 3rd part browser (preferably Chrome) extensions.


Bonus point if there's a solution (presumably extension) that allows for optional thumbnail zooming via keyboard hotkey.


Check out Remove Image Search Zoom Extension.

Full Disclosure: I wrote this after reading your post.

  • No hotkey yet. It just disables the zoom. – designerWhoCodes Dec 4 '12 at 1:19
  • Thanks! However it doesn't affect the zooming for me. (Chrome 23.0.1271.95, OS X 10.8.2). I guess support discussions for this might be better off somewhere else, but, well :) – Henrik Dec 5 '12 at 2:30
  • I tested with Chrome 23.0.1271.95 on XP and 7. It's written in Javascript and CSS. – designerWhoCodes Dec 5 '12 at 6:02

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