The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

30
votes
1answer
12k views

Windows Get Stuck in Top Left corner after upgrading to Mavericks

I upgraded to Mavericks last week. I have a secondary monitor, and I use Spaces. Since the upgrade, I have a frequent problem where windows will get stuck partially exposed in the top left corner of ...
11
votes
4answers
3k views

Can I prevent websites from disabling zoom?

I've noticed that more and more websites are disabling the ability to zoom on an ipad using Safari (or other mobile browsers, it seems). Is there a setting to turn this ability off, or some other way ...
9
votes
2answers
7k views

How to make Safari remember zoom level per site?

Safari's default font size is not large enough for my eyes so I have to press ⌘++ for a while on every website I visit. I could've used CSS to set the default zoom level in Safari but I want different ...
7
votes
4answers
10k views

How can I set a default zoom level in Safari?

I've got a Mac Mini that I'm using as a Home Theatre PC, and my only real complaint is that I can't set a default zoom level in Safari. It's hard to read all that tiny text from 7 feet away from my TV ...
7
votes
3answers
28k views

How can I force pinch-to-zoom on some websites?

As someone with vision issues I typically need to zoom on every single page I load on my iPhone. The "three finger tap" to zoom kinda sucks, so pinch to zoom works great. However since upgrading to ...
6
votes
8answers
2k views

Making fonts larger in apps under Lion

While there is no system-wide way to make all fonts larger under Lion without leaving native resolution, many individual programs do have a way to make text and various elements larger on the screen. ...
6
votes
4answers
4k views

Composing messages in Apple Mail: Displaying text on screen in larger size without changing font size

When composing messages in Mail.app, as I now have an HD screen on my MBP, the default Helvetica 12pt appears quite small. I would like to be able to enlarge the text size, but only locally, ...
5
votes
3answers
3k views

CTRL scroll zoom on Mavericks gone

I used to be able to hold down CTRL and zoom by scrolling the mousewheel, but that is not longer possible on Mavericks. I've searched around and found many people saying it's in System Preferences ...
5
votes
1answer
388 views

DVD Upscaling on OSX

"Full Screen" mode in OS X doesn't look as good as my PS3's DVD upscaler. Is there a good way to play DVDs in OS X with high-quality upscaling zoom?
4
votes
5answers
657 views

Yosemite: Accessibility zoom + multiple monitors = poor performance

Ever since upgrading to Yosemite, the accessibility zoom feature is unusable when connected to an external monitor. Video showing the problem (found on YouTube, not mine) Steps to reproduce: ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

How do you reset screen zoom to zero?

How do you reset screen zoom to zero? I mean the one you do with control-mouse wheel, I know you can reset it with the wheel again until it gets to 1:1 but it would be nice to have a keyboard shortcut ...
4
votes
3answers
6k views

Zooming in Google Chrome using the mouse wheel?

On Windows and, if I'm not mistaken, on Linux, it's possible to zoom in and out in Google Chrome using the mouse wheel. However, this doesn't seem to be working on Mac OS X. Does anybody know if this ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

How can I zoom in TextEdit?

I am given documents from various different sources in various different formats to work with. I use TextEdit to read and make small edits to them. TextEdit can read and edit all of the formats I ...
3
votes
2answers
670 views

Creating a shortcut for Zooming (maximizing) windows that actually works on every app?

As of MacOS 10.6.6, there's no keyboard shortcut that I know of for zooming (maximizing) the window. There's ⌘M to minimize, though. I made a custom shortcut, defined it on the keyboard preferences ...
3
votes
2answers
102 views

Is there a toggle for zoom/bigger text in OS X?

In Ubuntu there is a toggle "Bigger text" you can activate, that's really comfortable when you have a big screen. In Windows there is a wonderful option that make everything bigger in proportion, the ...
3
votes
1answer
283 views

Screencapture with zooming

In Snow Leopard when I used a screencapture program (⇧⌃⌘4) on the screen area that was zoomed in (by using ⌃ + mouse wheel) the resulting screen shot has the same zoom factor. Super useful when I ...
3
votes
1answer
89 views

Tell application screen is not zoomed

When using OS X's native zoom, is there any way (perhaps using AppleScript) to fool an application into thinking the screen is not being zoomed? Something like tell application "System Events" to ...
2
votes
4answers
413 views

How to make screen zoom little bit less terrible?

You know how you zoom-in whole screen with your magic-trackpad + ctrl + 2fingers in snow leopard? The result is not-so-nice-looking screen. You can see pixels and basically the resolution is crapy... ...
1
vote
3answers
391 views

Firefox doesn't respond to a shortcut for window zooming, because it has another “zoom” menu item, how can I avoid this?

Firefox has a problem by which you can't assign it a shortcut to zoom the window. As it has another menu item named "Zoom" which actually has subitems for zoom in, etc. you can't map the shortcut by ...
1
vote
1answer
161 views

Is there an App or Extension that allows for per-window zoom/magnification?

As the title says, is there a Mac app (Mountain Lion) that will allow me to specify a fixed zoom/magnification amount for a specific window, in a specific app? I use a particular application (Reason ...
1
vote
2answers
58 views

Stop zooming when I film

I want to film myself with my iphone, when I'm drawing. The iphone is not moving, and are about 30 cm ≈ 11" above my desk. My paper is on my desk, I sometimes change paper. But when I do so, or even ...
1
vote
1answer
131 views

Is there an official direction for scroll zoom?

I am using a Magic Mouse on Lion and I have scroll direction set to natural. Google Maps: Scroll Up zooms out Excel: Ctrl + Alt + Scroll Up zooms out OSX Zoom Dekstop: Ctrl + Scroll Up zooms in I ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Zooming on Xcode on Mac

I have seen in many tutorial videos people zoom in and out on Xcode to show the code a little better. I tried with 'control' + 'two finger swipe on trackpad' but this does not work on Xcode. What is ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Customize the granularity of native application zooming in OS X?

In apps like Preview, Cmd + = and Cmd + - perform the menu items Zoom In and Zoom Out, and zoom the content natively with no loss of image quality, (at least for zoom levels up to 'actual size'), as ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

How to change shortcut used for temporary zoom (accessibility feature)?

I have a particular application that has extremely small detail for some of its controls, and no way to zoom anything larger. I find that the accessibility feature "temporary zoom" works great for ...
1
vote
1answer
143 views

Why I can’t use zoom+ or zoom- in firefox4 in mac‘s Multi-Touch Touchpad?

I can use zoom function in firefox3 and safari,but when I update to firefox4,I find I can’t use the zoom function ,how can I fix this problem?
0
votes
2answers
284 views

Zoom level in Pages 09 not WYSIWYG?

I'm using Pages 09 to prepare a document and have just noticed that the Zoom level (at least on my install) is not WYSIWYG. The Page setup is correctly showing A4 as the output paper size. The ...
0
votes
1answer
403 views

Full screen zoom: follow keyboard focus doesn't work well

There's a setting in full screen zoom called 'follow text focus', which is supposed to cause OSX to follow the position of the text caret instead of the mouse pointer when in full screen zoom mode. ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

How can I zoom in while going frame-by-frame in iMovie 2009?

How can I zoom in while going frame-by-frame in iMovie 09? Note that I am not talking about the "Ken Burns effect". I do not want to edit the movie to make the zoom change between frames. I ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Prevent Zoomed/Maximized Window From Touching the Dock?

Is there a way to always prevent zoomed (green + button) windows from touching the dock? E.g., I zoom a Safari window and it maximizes vertically, but my perimeters make the bottom of the window 30px ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Preview resets “view port” when refreshing document

I use Preview to display PDF files generated from LaTeX source. On smaller screens, I often need to zoom in to certain parts of the document as I work on it. But when I make updates to the LaTeX ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

How to zoom with cmd+mouse wheel in Chrome? [duplicate]

I used to zoom in Chrome on Linux by holding Control and scrolling with the mouse wheel. Now on Mac when I press Cmd and scroll it just scrolls. How can I get Cmd+scroll zoom on Mac?
0
votes
1answer
90 views

Cmd+plus now opens Widgets instead of zooming

This has just started happening in the last few weeks, and I can't work out how to change it. It used to be that I could use Cmd+= to zoom in in my web browser, and cmd+- to zoom out. But just ...
0
votes
1answer
312 views

Zooming in Quicktime Screen Capture Doesn't Show

I'm trying to record a screen capture with Quicktime, but whenever I zoom in, it doesn't translate to the video taken. I've seen videos with screen zooming in them, so I know it can be done. I repeat, ...
0
votes
0answers
361 views

Webcam for Mac Mini with Zoom?

I use a 2011/12 Mac Mini(Lion)on my big screen TV in my media room, sitting a dozen feet back, so I need a webcam that can ZOOM (optical). Have tried the Logitech C910, it has NO CONTROLS & is ...