2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 14, 2012 8:43 PM by bispymusic
jodie78114 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How can I control the zoom function on my mouse? In the middle of working on things my hand will rub the mouse by accident and all of a sudden the context within the screen is large. I have no idea of how to work this feature on my mouse and most times to get it to return to normal, I have to escape out of the work I am performing.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • 1. Re: How can I control the zoom on my mac mouse?
    japamac Level 7 Level 7 (24,390 points)

    Magic Mouse?

    A light double tap zooms, the next un-zooms.


    Go to System Preferences/Mouse to turn off Smart Zoom, if you wish.

  • 2. Re: How can I control the zoom on my mac mouse?
    bispymusic Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)

    If you are pressing the "Control" button on the Mac keyboard, scrolling up will zoom in and scrolling down will zoom out. You can disable this if it annoys you through System Preferences > Universal Access. If you are using Mountain Lion, it would be System Preferences > Accessibility.


    Uncheck the in the "Seeing" or "Zoom" section that says "Use scroll gesture with modifier keys to zoom".  It may be slightly different if you have an older OS X version. I have Mountain Lion and am going off of memory on the older versions.