Late 2009 21.5" acts like a 27" - help

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  1. dave92029 macrumors member

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    Yesterday, my late 2009 21.5" iMac's screen now acts like a 27" display ( or larger).:eek:

    I have gone to settings - 1920x1080 - detect monitor, but the image projected on my screen no longer fits. I need to push the mouse around to go from side to side or up and down because the image is now much bigger than my 21.5" monitor :(.

    This is happening in all programs. I have shut down and restarted, still the same.

    How to I get my image to fit the size of my monitor again? :confused:

    Thanks
    Dave
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    That's the screen zoom feature.

    Use the control (CTRL) key + the scroll "wheel" of your mouse to zoom in or out of the screen.

    To turn it off: System Preferences > Universal Access.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. gatepc macrumors 6502

    gatepc

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    I think you turned zoom on.

    Try holding down the command key ( or was it control? try both ) and scrolling up and down on the mouse.
     
  4. dave92029 thread starter macrumors member

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  5. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    That should be off by default... and the "Control, Option, Command, 8" command too. Lots of confused people out there :D
     

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