Use a Zoom Window in Mac OS X

Jan 23, 2012 - Leave a Comment

Zoom window in Mac OS X

Another option when enabling zoom in OS X Lion is to use a smaller floating zoom window, rather than zooming into the entire screen.

  • Open “System Preferences” from the  Apple menu, and click on “Universal Access”
  • Click on the “Seeing” tab and under “Zoom”, click ON, and then click the checkbox next to “Zoom in window”

Enable Zoom in Window

The default zoom shortcut is Control+Scrolling, but this and other aspects can be adjusted by clicking on the “Options” button under the Zoom section of the Universal Access panel.

Think of it like a virtual magnifying glass, similar to what is in the Preview.app but for everything shown on screen.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks

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