You know the way you smoothly zoom-in in mobile safari? How do I do that on my Mac + magic trackpad in regular safari?


Its a pinch motion just like mobile safari. To activate it, make sure Pinch Open and Close is ticked in System Preferences

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  • Thanks, but I did have pinch enabled and the "zoom thing" worked but it was not smooth. It works in very rough steps - 100%, 120% 140% or so.... instead I would like it to zoom smoothly from 100% trough 101%, 102% all the way down
    – user6131
    May 1 '11 at 8:22
  • Actually, what I want is my desktop safari to zoom like preview....
    – user6131
    May 1 '11 at 8:27
  • Unfortunately, the zoom in and zoom out functions are hard coded to jump in largeish increments. The pinch options just trigger an increment after they detect your much finer pinches over a period of time.
    – bmike
    May 1 '11 at 15:35

Wait for 10.7 "Lion" there'll you get the same zooming as on the iPad and you can even double-click on columns to zoom the to full window width.

  • How do you know that?
    – user6131
    May 31 '11 at 17:04

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