I noticed that the pinch-zoom gesture works for Illustrator on Mac but not on Windows. I was using a Macbook Pro15 (mid-2018) before and an HP ZBook 17 now with Windows. The pinch-zoom works fine for the other apps (e.g. InkScape).
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Hello @Deleted User,
Sorry to hear about the problem. In order to use Pinch-Zoom gestures in Illustrator using the touchpad, you will need to hold down the [Alt] modifier key on your keyboard and then try pinching in or out to zoom.
Alternatively, you may enable Force Enable Pinch-to-Zoom on Touchpad under the General preferences for Illustrator. Doing so will remove the need to hold down the modifier key while zooming.
Note: Selecting this option will change the scroll wheel actions for zooming and panning to Ctrl+Scroll and Alt+Scroll respectively.
Kindly update this thread if you need further help. We'd be happy to assist.
Thank you for your tip! Worked like a charm.
We are glad to hear that!
Please feel free to reach out if you run into any issues or queries in the future. We'd be happy to help.