OK Heres an odd thing!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rory Manton, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. Rory Manton macrumors regular

    Rory Manton

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    #1
    Just using the mouse (G5 PowerPC) and all the writting on the page got smaller, then got larger as I turned the wheel. Not a big problem but for the fact that I now need at least another screen to see it all!

    What did I do and how can I replicate it?

    Thanks all.
     
  2. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    that is bizarre. you can make it smaller and larger with command +/-, but why the mouse wheel should behave like that is strange indeed.

    is it still doing it? and can you at least get the text down to a more normal size with the keyboard shortcuts?

    edit: and good question, Chris. I forgot that not everybody on a Mac uses Safari ;)
     
  4. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    I believe that if you hold command or control...I can't remember....it will change she size if you scroll the wheel.
     
  5. Rory Manton thread starter macrumors regular

    Rory Manton

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    Thats it ! Hold down the apple (what IS that button called) and scroll the wheel.

    Thanks all.

    It did actuallyy reset itself to the original size when I closed and then reopend Firefox.
     
  6. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    Normally known as COMMAND.

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  7. rickvanr macrumors 68040

    rickvanr

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    Or the Apple Key. I call it the Apple Key because there is an apple on it. It's the same reason I call the return key, the return key, because it says return on it.
     
  8. slagonnee macrumors member

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    Or even the Open Apple key if you are a remnant of the old Apple II days (like me). I remember using Open & Closed Apple to play various pinball games. I tend to call it splat as well...

    History of the Command Key:

    http://www.lowendmac.com/lab/02/0815.html
     
  9. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    Now that's before my time, I was brought up during the performa age... <shudders>
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    So do you call a shovel a shovel or do you call a shovel a dog pooh? :eek:

    Just playing with you...
     
  11. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

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    Only the case on apple made keyboards, not microsoft.. and I forget about macally.
     
  12. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    This is a mac site correct? Your using a mac, best bet you're using an Apple keyboard.
     

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