How to zoom into any area on the screen?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by v2club, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. v2club macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2011
    It used to be very easy to zoom into any area of the screen (and I'm not talking about within the web browser) while holding Control, but it doesn't seem to be working that way in Lion. The only way seems to be the "Zoom in window"option, but that is not what I'm looking for. Does anyone know something about it?
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    System Preferences>Trackpad

    Make sure Zoom is on then click options... Check the check box at the bottom "Use scroll wheels with modifier keys to zoom" and make sure it has the Control icon ^ selected.

    It's buggy in Lion, sometimes you have to activate the screen saver to fix it.
  3. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    Works fine for me?!

    Hold control use two fingers on trackpad/magic mouse
  4. baryon macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2009
    It's a bug: it sometimes just stops working. Put your computer to sleep and wake it, or reboot, and it might start working again. Maybe you can try disabling it in System Preferences, and enabling it again to make it work. It will stop working in a while again though.

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