How To Zoom In And Out On Your Laptop: Simple Ways To Keep Your Eyes Less Strained
January 10, 2019 11:55 By Fabiosa
Computer technology can be exceptionally challenging especially for those of older generations. However, it shouldn’t become a huge problem to acquire the basic skills needed to use your PC or laptop efficiently. You don’t even have to take any specific courses, though you might want to. Nowadays, all you have to do is type in your question, and Google will help you find the right answer.
In this article, we want to help you solve one very specific issue. Have you ever wondered if there’s an option to zoom things in and out on your device? In most cases, the answer would be most certainly yes, there is. And today we will teach you this no-brainer.
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How to zoom with keyboard
PC and laptop users
You can greatly help you eyes while surfing on the web by zooming the pages in instead of squinting and straining them even more. For those who are using Windows operational system, simply press Ctrl, a key which is located at the left bottom of your keyboard. While holding Ctrl, press “+” or “-” to zoom in and zoom out respectively. There’s another simple way of doing the trick. Press and hold Ctrl. The next step is to simply roll the scroll wheel on your mouse. One direction is for zooming in, whereas the other is for zooming out.
Windows provides a wonderful tool for anyone who wants their screen to be zoomed in. This app is called Magnifier, and you can easily find it if follow the path:
- Click Start at the bottom left of your screen.
- Start typing “Magnifier” to find the app.
- Click on the search result.
- Experiment with the options and adjust the zooming of your screen.
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Luckily, Apple users also can zoom the screen in and out. The way you do this on Mac laptops is nearly identical to the Windows version. Press and hold Command. Then, press “+” or “-” to zoom in and out. Remember, you have to open an application that supports this, like a browser, photos, or documents.
Another, more complicated way of zooming the screen requires a bit of patience. First, click the Apple icon (top-right corner) and choose “System Preferences…” The next step is to find and click the “Accessibility” icon. After click “Zoom” option, you will see the list of different combinations for zooming. To enable them, you should first check the box next to the line “Use keyboard shortcuts to zoom”. If you are still not satisfied, there are even more options for you. Just click the button “More Options…”
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We hope we’ve answered your questions. If you’ve found this article helpful, share it with your friends. Computers are not that complicated and scary! There’re so many fun things you can learn.