iMac Display Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JohninSC, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. JohninSC macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2010
    I am using an imac G5 Intel. I had just installed a new 1GB memory card. While checking that it had been recognized, I hit the scroll button on top of the mouse. The display started zooming in until the entire screen only displays a few characters. I ran a test using the startup disk & everything checked ok. I have started, restarted, etc. with no improvement. Surely there is a simple solution to restoring the display to normal. Please help!!
  2. eldudorinio macrumors member


    Jan 16, 2010
    If I understand correctly you have somehow zoomed in on your display and you cannot undo this?
    The display zooming in and out function is used when you press 'ctrl' and scroll with your mouse.
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Go to Keyboard/Mouse preferences (10.5) or Mouse preferences (10.6) and turn off "Zoom using scroll ball while holding [modifier key]" You can also disable screen zoom via Universal Access->Seeing. Both the preference panes can be found in System Preferences under the Apple menu.

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