Groundhog Day Tip: How to “Zoom In” and “Zoom Out” on those web pages…

Have you ever visited a web site where the text size is to small to read or you are finding that your eyesight (like mine) is going downhill, and reading certain elements varies from page to page?

Here is a “little known and little used” computer tip for you internet users… By holding down the “Ctrl” key and moving your “mouse scroll wheel” you can “zoom in and zoom out” on a web page.  You can also do the same thing, without using the mouse or “Ctrl” key, by hitting the “+” (plus) and “-” (minus) keys on the numeric keypad, located on the right side of your keyboard.  Give it a try! It will not permanently change any default settings. If you find that you need to return to the normal default (original) setting, simply hold down the “CTRL” key and hit “0” (the number zero).

Mouse Wheel to Zoom In and Zoom Out

The “zoom in and zoom out” tip, using the “Ctrl and Mouse Wheel” will also work with other applications as well, with varying results (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, many graphic viewers/editors, pdf readers, etc…).  For example, in Microsoft Word, when working on a mult-page document, you can “zoom out” to the point that it will tile (show all) your pages on the screen.

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2 Responses to Groundhog Day Tip: How to “Zoom In” and “Zoom Out” on those web pages…

  1. Sue Buratto says:

    Hi,

    I’ve uninstalled McAfee and installed Norton 360 in the last two days… Quite a challenge. Unfortunately when I open Yahoo to access my email although acknowledging me and my account won’t allow access to my email. Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks for this fine website.

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