3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 1, 2010 8:29 AM by story619
story619 Level 1 (0 points)
My dad did something on our computer and now everything is HUGE, like a giant magnifying glass is hovering over our screen. The tool bar at the top is at least a half inch thick, all our icons are huge and the doc, when I scroll over it, turns huge too. Just typing this message is like I'm using 20pt font. Ugh, what a headache!

Having never adjusted the screen appearance size, I don't know how to fix this, tried looking, can't find. How to I make the display back to the original size?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • babowa Level 7 (29,955 points)
    He might have inadvertently hit a keyboard shortcut for zoom: go to System Preferences -> Universal Access and see if Zoom is turned on. If so, turn it off and it should return to normal.

    If that's not it, there is another possibility: go to System Preferences -> Displays and click on Display. Check to see that the highlighted resolution is the last (highest) one; that is the native resolution; if you reduce it, everything becomes larger.
  • captfred Level 7 (26,290 points)

    It is screen zoom, but you can unzoom by holding down the cntl key while you scroll down with the mouse or swipe down on the trackpad.

    Also, a simple restart should clear it up as well.

  • story619 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks! Display worked!