Magnification

Discussion in 'macOS' started by roadbloc, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. roadbloc macrumors G3

    roadbloc

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    #1
    I went on a mac at college today and got taught how to magnify the screen by pressing ALT-UPWARDS ARROW. I can't do this on my mac and it would be really useful if i could. I'm on Leopard (not snow). Please help. :confused:
     
  2. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

    mysterytramp

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    Not sure about that particular keystroke, but check the Universal Access under System Preferences. Once you turn it on, it will magnify using Cmd-Opt-+

    mt
     
  3. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    #3
    Press and hold the Command key and use the up/down scroll wheel on your mouse.
     
  4. calderone macrumors 68040

    calderone

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    If I am not mistaken, it is actually the control key you should be holding.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    Control works for some programs (like Firefox and Safari) you are in but Command does the entire screen.
     
  6. calderone macrumors 68040

    calderone

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    Funny, it is exactly the opposite for me.

    This of course is an option and is different per machine, not saying you are wrong. But my Air and Mac Pro have the default of Control.

    The first image is from my Air in System Preferences:Trackpad:Screen Zoom (Options)
    The second from my Pro in System Preferences:Keyboard and Mouse
     

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