My Desktop is magnified

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  1. Techy66 macrumors newbie

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    My desktop is magnifies and when i move the mouse the desktop moves around. How do I get the desktop back to normal viewing?
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  2. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    hit Command/Option/- on your keyboard....
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    Or hold 'control' then scroll your mouse back.
     
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    hold the control key and scroll with your mouse. hitting command and option doesn't do anything.
     
  5. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    Really, that's interesting holding down command/option and the + or - key works just fine on my keyboard... Or did you not see the "-" sign?
     
  6. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Doesn't do anything on my computer... and isn't that just supposed to zoom safari/finder content?
     
  7. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    Nope on my 15" MBP it zooms everything..
     
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    Cmd-Opt-+/- isn't doing anything on my systems either (Tiger and Leopard). I wonder whether you have an addon that's doing it.
     
  9. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    Command option + or - zooms everything on my White Macbook 2.4 as well. lol this is weird how its different for some people...
     
  10. Techy66 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all for your replies. The one that worked was the hold the command key and scroll the mouse.
     
  11. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't think so. Tried it on both my wired keyboard and on the laptop. both work quite well. Weird.... :confused:
     
  12. Telp macrumors 68040

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    Actually it is something that you have to enable in system preferances.
     
  13. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I don't recall ever enabling but I checked it out and there is was. Command/Option -/= equals zoom...
     
  14. marybeth59 macrumors newbie

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    magnified desktop

    I've got the same problem, don't know how it happened, but the +/- function only makes the font smaller, not the actual magnified ginormous windows, like for google. I can't find get to the lower right corner to squeeze the box up. Anybody with a solution, you'll be my hero!
     
  15. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    read the thread. More than one solution has been given.
     

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