Certain applications in Mac will be opened as so small that you may find it difficult to even read them. Sometimes you have to look too close to the screen to understand the details. This may damage your eyesight when you continuously look to the screen too closely. Finally you may be end up in activating the Zoom Feature of Mac OS X. By enabling this, the contents on certain applications can be zoomed as per your requirement. With this article I would like to explain the steps by which you can zoom in your contents over Mac.
Enabling Zoom is just easy as a child’s play once you get used to it. You can enable the Zoom by following the below steps:
- First of all you have to select System Preferences, which you will find in Apple Menu, which is located at top left side of the display screen.
- From there you can see the option named, Accessibility. You have to tap and select it.
- Then on the left side of your screen, you may a list of options available. From those options you have to select Zoom Option. When you select zoom option, you will be able to see a lot options available to the right of the screen.
- From them you have to tick the checkbox that says, Use keyboard shortcuts to zoom or Use scroll gestures with modifier keys to zoom. By doing so the Zoom Feature in Mac can be enabled.
In Accessibility, when you tick the checkbox that says, Use keyboard shortcuts to zoom, you will be able to zoom various contents by using the shortcut key of Command & Option and + (Plus). If you want to quit the zoom mode then you have to use the shortcut keys of Command & Option and – (Minus). Another alternative available for the user is to zoom and zoom out the contents by pressing Command & Option along with F8.
Using Scroll Gestures
If the user opted for zooming by means of Use scroll gesture with modifier keys to zoom, then the user can zoom the contents over the display by way of using certain keyboard shortcuts along with swiping over the trackpad towards up for zooming and down for zooming out.
Apart from the above options, there are many other ways by which the user is allowed to zoom in and zoom out the contents. This includes an option named Zoom Style. This permits the user to select between fullscreen which will spread the content over the total screen, or picture in picture which provides the user with an additional window which acts like a magnifying glass that magnifies any part of the screen that user want to zoom in.
Thus zooming in Mac will not be a headache for the users. Users will be able to utilize the above options at times when the contents over the display become almost illegible due to small fonts. In these occasions the above option can be utilized to zoom in those contents more easily.