Mac OS X Zoom Bug ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Agurri, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Agurri macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2005
    Québec, Canada
    Hey all,

    I'm on 10.5.5 and updates are installed. I am a frequent user of the Zoom function (apple key + scrolling). When zoomed, I have set up my screen so it continuously follows my pointer. So... here's the bug. When you scroll to zoom in just a little, the OS zoom out automatically. Then, if you zoom again, enough not to zoom out auto, the screen won't follow the pointer anymore...

    Am I the only one ?
  2. SailorTom macrumors regular

    May 15, 2008
    I just tried it and yes when i zoomed in just enough to stop the zoom out it didn't follow the mouse. however when i tried again i had no problem with it following the mouse. so i'm not really sure whats happening.

    as far as i know it has always zoomed back out when only in a little bit.

    what use do you actually have the function for anyway? i've never used it.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    It works for me.

    If I press the Control key, use the mouse wheel to zoom in (maybe 5 steps), but don't move the mouse, that seems to trigger the automatic zoom back and no pointer following.

    Move the mouse the next time you zoom into the screen with Control + mouse wheel.
  4. kostia macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2007
    I consider this a feature, not a bug, and use it all the time. I learned of it on

    I play a lot of casual games that come at lower resolutions; I want to zoom in so they fill the screen, but I don't want mouse movements to move the screen. So I use this feature to "lock" the zoomed state.

    I hope they don't fix it!

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