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?

Thanks!

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)
    Story619,

    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.

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