How do I Zoom in on the desktop

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tomcorbett28, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. tomcorbett28 macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2014
    I have a Mac Book Pro since 2013 and I used it but I'm still learning it. But I want the screen Zoom in if possible. Basically it in Outlook 2011 that I want to Zoom in. But I don't know how to do that. And the command buttons at the bottom of the keyboard I not always sure which is what either.

    Thank you very much
  2. Queen6 macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2008
    Putting out the fire with gasoline...
    System Preferences - Accessibility - Zoom
    Screen Shot 2017-01-17 at 10.45.23.png Control key + 2 finger scroll on trackpad will control the level of Zoom

    If everything is simply too small System Preferences - Display Larger Text
    Screen Shot 2017-01-17 at 10.48.19.png

    Take a note or picture of the setting, then play about with it, don't worry it won't break anything :)

  3. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    Referring to the screenshots posted by Queen6 (super-helpful, BTW) --

    The one next to "Toggle Zoom", which kinda looks like an "X", is for Option. It's like a picture of, literally, an "option" -- "either/or", visually represented. Maybe "either\or" makes more sense.

    The Command key is the squiggly square. Years ago, it was the Apple key, with a picture of the Apple logo.

    Control is the carat "^".

    Shift would be represented by a broad outline of an up-arrow. The arrow keys themselves are represented by thin, single-line arrows (check out the forward and back commands in Safari).

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