2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 31, 2011 1:26 PM by Don Archibald
Paul8879 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

hi everyone i would like to know how i zoom out on my mac as it seems everything is to big for the screen i.e desktop over laps if i see thee safari tab top left i cant then see my wifi in the top right unless i scroll across please help if you can i'm sure one of my little terrors has hit several buttons some how. this is for a imac.

  • joshuathomasbird Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Hold the control button on your keyboard and scroll up and down (two fingers) and that sould zoon in and out.

  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10 (101,275 points)

    Also, look in System Preferences > Universal Access > Seeing

     

    Check to see if Zoom got turned on. If it has, you can turn it off there.

     

    Note that Zoom has a keyboard activate/deactivate command, Command-Option-8 which can allow accidental activation of Zoom. You can disable that keyboard shortcut if you wish. To do so, go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts, click Universal Access in the left pane, then uncheck the Zoom item in the right pane.