A stupid problem concerning the desktop...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sepr8r, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. sepr8r macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2010
    Not familiar with the mac at all, as this post will demonstrate

    My daughter did something our Mac. On the desktop, the background is now expanded and when you move the cursor, it navigates by an annoying combination moving the cursor and moving the background until an icon is under the arrow. I screwed around with the display and some other preferences, but i cant figure out which setting I need to modify to get it back to a static background (of normal size) and a cursor that moves to an icon.
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Hold the control key and move the scroll wheel on the mouse down.
  3. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    Alt (Option on some keyboards) + CMD + the minus key (-)

    You're zoomed in.

    Or that, which does the same thing :)
  4. sepr8r thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2010
  5. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    At least she didn't happen to hit Control-Option-Command-8 (hold all three modifiers and then 8). Same keys to go back.


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