On a Mac, while using Quick Look to briefly view the contents of a file (by pressing the space bar while the file is selected in Finder), one can use the option ⌥ key to achieve two results, depending on the file type:
Convert the scroll gesture into a convenient zoom. The user custom sets the zoom amount.
- For example, if the file is a PDF.
The option ⌥ key instantly triggers a fixed zoom. Scrolling only affects the coordinates of the displayed area, and does not affect the zoom amount.
- For example, if the file is a JPEG.
Is it possible to change this key, from option ⌥ to, for example, control ⌃?
The hotkey for Quick Look zoom is mysteriously absent from the "Zoom" sub-category within the "Accessibility" menu in System Preferences: