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How to Zoom In on Mac & Zoom Out

Zooming in and zooming out the screen can help a lot of people, especially people with visibility issues, older generation with eyesight problems, or if you find the default font size is too small for you. Today we will be helping you solve this problem by showing you how to zoom in on Mac!

Not only this, even if you wish to zoom in or out, say an image, on your Mac based PC or laptop, you should surely learn how to zoom in/ zoom out on Mac. It makes the computer usage much more convenient and faster.

Having a zoom option is great, always comes in handy in certain situations. If you are wondering, how you can zoom in and zoom out in Mac, here are the few simple steps change the size of your display, for close up of your browser and desktop. If you are using Mac for the first time, you may want to know how to right click on Mac.

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How to Zoom In on Mac -Browsers

Step 1: Open any browser on your Mac based PC or Laptop. For this, got to the dock or home screen (desktop) of your Mac based computer and open the concerned browser whose contents you wish to enlarge.

Step 2: Now after opening, press Command (Cmd) and + [plus button]. Each time you press the combination of these keys, your screen zooms to some extent. Repeat the process until you get the desired resolution.

Note: If you are using Safari, you can increase the size to seven times. If you are using, Chrome, or Firefox, you can increase to eight times. By pressing Command and – [minus] you can zoom out.

How to Zoom in/ Zoom out on Mac – using preferences

Step 1: Go to “Apple” icon in the menu bar of your Mac based PC or Laptop. It will be on the top left corner of your screen.

Step 2: Now among the various options that appear in the menu, choose the “system preferences” option.

Step 3: Now you will be able to see a couple of options on the screen, a bit below in the menu you will find “system” option. Under the sub-options, go for “Universal access.”

Step 4: Click on the “seeing option” on the top left, below you will find “zoom options” click on the button to turn on the zoom.

Step 5: If you wish to set the extent by which your screen should zoom in, click on the “Options” tab.

For maximum zoom, press on the command option and then press = [equal] together. It will zoom in.
To minimize the effect, you can select command option and then select – [minus] which will zoom out.
Using pointer – while zoomed in, you can zoom in and out by moving your cursor. Once done, simply click on the “done” button.

How to Zoom in on a PC (Mac) – View Option

Step 1: Go to the menu bar on your Mac, which is located on top of your screen.

Step 2: Find the “view” option. This is located on the top left a corner of your desktop (screen).

Step 3: After clicking on the view you will find a drop-down menu with several options. Search for the “Zoom in” option.

Step 4: You can set your zoom level according to your preference, by clicking on “zoom in” several times until you achieve the desired resolution.

How to Zoom on Mac – For Windows

Step 1: Go to Apple menu, and subsequently select “Preferences” from system preferences.

Step 2: Now you will see several other options on the screen, under “system” you will find, “universal access” Just open it to zoom on your Mac based PC or Laptop.

Step 3: Under the “seeing” option, you will find “Zoom in window” option. By doing this, instead of zooming your entire window, this opens up a magnifying glass, which makes everything beneath it appear larger. The best part about this option is that you can make adjustments in the size of the zoom.

Step 4: To control and adjust size, press control button + option + = [equal button]. To zoom out – control + option + minus button.

How to Zoom in on PC (Mac) – Using Mouse

Step 1: Get your mouse, and plug into your Mac.
Step 2: Now press the “control” button on your keyboard.
Step 3: Now along with pressing the “control” button, roll your mouse wheel in the upper direction. This will increase the size of your display.

How to Zoom out on a PC – Using Track Pad

Step 1: Go to the “control” key on your Mac-based Pc or Laptop
Step 2: Take two fingers and swipe towards the upper direction on the trackpad, you need to do it simultaneously to zoom in.
Step 3: In order to zoom out, take two fingers and press the control key, and alike above swipe in the downward direction on your trackpad. This will zoom out on your Mac.

How to Zoom out on Mac – Using Shortcuts

Step 1: Press Command + Option + 8, this will zoom in your display.
Step 2: Press command + option + = [equal], this will also Zoom in.
Step 3: Press Command + option + – [minus], this will zoom out.
Note: If you chose Picture-in-picture zooming option, a window appears near the mouse cursor with the magnified image. And also, you can also choose the Full-screen zooming, the entire screen displays the magnified image.
For Mac OS 10.6x [older versions]
Step 1: Click on the “Apple” icon on the menu bar of your Mac based computer device. You will find this on the top left corner of your screen.
Step 2: You will find a drop-down menu, in that click on “system preferences” to continue with the further successful process of zooming in or out on your Mac-based Pc or Laptop.
Step 3: You will find several other options, among them, click on “Mouse” icon.
Step 4: Subsequently, you will find a setting there, which reads “Zoom using scroll wheel while holding” select this option. This will let you zoom in quite easily using the “control” button on your Mac.

Final Words

So this was all about how to zoom in/ zoom out on your Macintosh based PC or Laptop using all the possible ways – mouse, trackpad, hotkeys combination, etc. We hope your purpose of zooming into or out of your Mac’s screen will be satisfied using all or any one of the above-mentioned ways. Also take a look at clearing cookies on Mac. Excess cookies can slow down the browsing performance of Mac and it is always a good idea to clear the cookies from time to time.

Now that you’ve learned how to zoom in on Mac, you might want to enjoy iTunes or more that one of your PCs!

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