F/R: Option to prevent the 'Follow' function from turning on when zooming

I have never quite figured it out, but if one zooms in and out by dragging on the ruler, somehow, under certain other conditions, it enables the ‘follow’ function.

I DESPISE THIS.

If I wanted the the Follow function to turn on I would… wait for it… turn it on!

I assume this is useful to -someone- (although I cannot imagine who) because it was intentionally programmed. What drives me bananas is that for years I thought it was -me- going batty, I did not realise it was a feature not a bug.

I would like an option to disable this behaviour. Soon.