Weird Thing Just Happened How Did I Do It?

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  1. Liebo11 macrumors member

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    i just like sat down to my computer (macbook) and pressed a couple keys by accident and my whole screen like got bigger and when i went to a specific area it would get bigger and stuff . . . it seems to be some kind of zoom feature i was just wondering how i did it and how to un do it? Thanks.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Command-option-8 toggles zoom on and off. More details can be found in System Preferences --> Universal Access --> Seeing.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    did you do option-apple plus to zoom or option-apple minus to zoom out?
     
  4. Liebo11 thread starter macrumors member

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    no it was neither of those things it was only near the bottom left of my keyboard so i can't even think of what it could be . . . it was weird like the whole screen moved with my mouse . . . anyone?
     
  5. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    Holding down control and scrolling with your trackpad (the two finger scroll thing) achieves the same result as comand-option-+. That's probably what you did without intending to.
     
  6. Liebo11 thread starter macrumors member

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    its an external keyboard . . . and even when i tried that it did nothing. its like making me dizzy its nuts
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Can you get a screenshot of what it looks like?
     
  8. Liebo11 thread starter macrumors member

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    a) how do i take a screenshot b) i restarted it and it fixed itself . . . i definitely wanna know what it was though
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Taking Screenshots in Mac OS X

    It'll likely be tough for us to figure what happened if it's fixed now...unless someone with a bright idea comes along. I can't think of what it was if it was zoom. It wasn't dock magnification, was it?
     
  10. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    That shouldn't matter... ctrl on an external keyboard, and scrolling with a scroll wheel on an external mouse will do the same thing. What you're describing sounds exactly like the screen zoom function in OS X.


    EDIT: Did it look like this? (the one with the red outline is the original screen shot, the background is the zoomed shot) Make sure to click it so that you're viewing the full image not just the resized one.
     

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  11. macman2790 macrumors 6502a

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    it's a new feature in 10.4.8, this question was answered in a thread a week ago. I don't know what thread it was though.
     
  12. Liebo11 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your help guys thats exactly what it was . . . great forum.

    - J
     
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i like the app SnapNDrag since I always forget those key combos...
     
  14. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Supposedly in Leopard the fonts and stuff will scale?
     

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