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Zoom size and location keeps changing when I switch monitors. Is there anything I can do, or a way to get back to it quickly?

Especially after plugging in to a TV, when I go back to laptop mode, the zoom window is tiny. I would love to know a way to stop it from changing, or if there is a quicker way to get to the size and ...
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macOS Sonoma 14.4 breaks moving the "zoomed in" area while zoomed in

As of at least macOS Sonoma v14.4, part of the system accessibility feature of being able to zoom in on a portion of your screen, seems to be broken. Specifically it broke the ability to move the ...
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Disable or reorder audio source and/or output

I have had a persistent issue with my macbook where I have a few audio devices that I never ever use, but that continue to show in the sound menus. It's just annoying to have to sort through them ...
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How do I prevent audio from muting when I use dictation?

I interview people on zoom and write notes on my thoughts as they speak. I type slowly and would like to dictate while they're talking (while my Zoom mic is muted). However, every time I begin ...
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What does the “Double-click a window’s title bar to zoom" mean exactly?

In the macOS User Guide, the explanation for zoom is Zoom: Expand a window to fill the space between the Dock and the menu bar. If the Dock is along the side of the screen, the window fills the space ...
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For iPhone 15 pro, set the default zoom for the camera to be 0.5x instead of 1x?

How do I set the default zoom for the camera to be 0.5x instead of 1x? I have already turned on the setting for "Remember my last setting that I left the Camera app on". However, when I come ...
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How exactly does the front camera zoom in iPhone 14 Pro (Max) works? [duplicate]

iPhone 14 Pro has 3 front cameras with 4 default zoom numbers. When you choose 0.5x it uses ultrawide camera. However, 1x and 2x seems to use main (wide) camera up to 3x. At 3x the telephoto camera is ...
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Optical Zoom on iPhone Xs

I want to record something with 1.8x zoom on iPhone Xs. I have read that optical zoom should be preferred over digital zoom, and Apple says the iPhone XS has 2x optical zoom. Does everything between ...
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Set Default MS Excel Zoom to 125% on Mac

For some reason, Excel text is teeny tiny on this Mac. How do I set it to ALWAYS zoom at 125%? Do I have to save a default template or something at 125%, or is there an easier way?
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Low res images sent in iMessage are zoomed in

I send a 128x128 image via iMessage on my iPhone. I expect it to be quite small in the messages window, but it is zoomed in and pixelated for the recipient. It is actually already this large and ...
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Can I customize a keyboard shortcut to exit a zoom meeting? [duplicate]

I went into the zoom settings but there didn't seem to be an editable keyboard shortcut to leave a meeting easily. It looks like command-w will close the window, and I'm trying to find a way to ...
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Zoom Audio Device not displaying in Mac Audio/MIDI for use

I'm a music teacher who is very interested in using Zoom and it's sound sharing ability. Previously I had the Zoom Audio Driver (can't remember exactly what it's called) present in both my Audio/MIDI ...
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Restoring Original Font Size Keyboard Shortcuts After System Upgrade

My previous system-wide font size keyboard shortcuts were ⌘+ for increasing, ⌘- for decreasing, and ⌘0 for resetting to the default size. These shortcuts worked in both Chrome and iTerm. After the ...
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Mission Control - Multiple Screens, Zoom, Keeping One Screen Static

Goal: I need Mission Control to give me desktop options on one screen at a time. How can I do this? (Desktop & Dock > Displays Have Separate Spaces doesn't control this.) I am in a creative ...
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Does the Zoom app work well with the M2 chip?

I want to buy the M2 Mini plus Studio Display but saw messages on the Zoom site that some were having trouble running Zoom on the Mini with M2 chip. Can anyone here reassure me? Please answer only if ...
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Zoom affects MacBook Pro M1 16" sound quality even if Zoom is not running

Sometimes the sound quality (for example music sound) of my MacBook Pro M1 16" becomes very bad. And only one solution for me is to start Zoom, wait when it will load and quit Zoom. After that ...
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How to prevent Zoom from hijacking the "Escape" key during screen sharing with meeting controls hidden?

In Zoom Screen Sharing, there is a "meeting controls" window by default, which can get in the way. It is possible to hide it with the ⌘ Command^ Control⌥ OptionH keyboard shortcut, which is ...
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Zoom not detecting camera and microphone on MBP 2015 - exclamation point in triangle

I've an issue with the camera and microphone I need to use Zoom for my class but after opening Zoom, it asks for permission, no one has permission left.
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Do an action (like run shell command) when Zoom call starts, and when Zoom call ends

I'm new to Automator and AppleScript, so, apologies in advance if this question is answered/stupid/obvious/impossible. My organisation runs the Zoom app, I can't install Zoom plugins etc, but I want ...
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Leave a Zoom meeting using AppleScript

I have a Stream Deck and want to be able to hit a button and leave my current Zoom meeting. There's a Stream Deck plugin for Zoom that I use, but when I hit the button to leave a meeting (and am the ...
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How to change my Zoom background automatically each day (Mac)

I'm on Zoom calls a lot and I like to change my background picture each day. Is there an easy way to automatically change the background picture in Zoom each day?
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How to make https://...zoom.us links open directly in Zoom app (not browser first) on Mac? [duplicate]

On mac OS Catalina, links I'm sent by calendar invites and Zoom, looking like https://...zoom.us/s/1234567, open first in a browser (Firefox) and then the Zoom app comes up. Can I somehow have the OS ...
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How to maintain the zoom level while going back and forth between photos in MacBook?

I would like to inspect photos pixel-wise, and I want the zoom level to stay at the exact same level&location when I skip to the next photo. What is the most plausible way to do this on a MacBook, ...
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How to disable blurry camera background on iOS apps

iPhone is doing autoblur when the person is far away from camera. How to stop autoblur? Went into Apple store, but they could not help. On Zoom, I checked that the blur setting, the background, and ...
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MacOS Monterey can't share screen on meeting call services

Since upgrading to MacOS Monterey, I cannot share my screen on any of the common call service applications: Google Meet, Zoom or Microsoft Teams. I get an error with prompt to update my Privacy ...
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How to restart "pinch-to-zoom" feature via terminal?

Both my macs have been having this issue with the latest releases of MacOS: Quick Look stops working randomly and Finder needs to be relaunched. Pinch-to-zoom feature stops working with the trackpad (...
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Zoom in macOS Without losing resolution

I have a 1920x1080 monitor, but the text is a little too small. How can I make the zoom factor larger without losing resolution, like in Windows?
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Display Zoom on MAC

Is it possible to change how much the screen is zoomed in without the need to change the resolution? I want something like on Windows:
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How to utterly disable every and all zoom gestures on macOS Big Sur?

I have all Scroll & Zoom options unchecked in the Trackpad preference pane of my Macbook Pro running macOS Big Sur 11.6. Nonetheless, every now and then as I am using a word processor, or ...
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Is there a way to set the accessibility zoom increment?

In accessibility, you can enable keyboard shortcuts to zoom, and then use Command + Option + =/- to zoom in and out. But the zoom amount is too minimal, and each time I want to zoom in, I have to ...
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Sharing only one window or part of a screen in Zoom

The following link from a college refers to sharing part of the screen in Zoom https://www.etsu.edu/helpdesk/documents/zoom-share-portion-of-screen.pdf However when I click on "Share | Advanced ...
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macos: change default "zoom in" for any application?

Many applications I use, like Vim, Safari, and Chrome, support "Zoom In" and "Zoom Out" to magnify the size of the screen, or return it to standard size. Every time I start some ...
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Big Sur - Accessibility Zoom not saving last zoom factor

I'm one of those who rely on screen magnification for regular computer usage. I recently updated from Catalina to Big Sur and now there is a very annoying bug with zooming. How to reproduce: Enable ...
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Trying to Zoom (in Accessibility) the iPad Sidecar display gives -501 misc error

As per the title. My mac is 10.15.7 while my iPad is 13.5.1. Details: First set up sidecar. Then, go to System Preferences - Accessibility - Zoom - Choose Display - Choose sidecar display. Then, error ...
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How do I set the on-screen zoom level in OS X TextEdit?

I want to set the zoom level in TextEdit to a precise value so that the on-screen display has the same size as the printout. The "Zoom in" and "Zoom out" controls are too coarse ...
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How do I disable the three finger double tap to zoom gesture?

On my macbook, when I double tap with three fingers, the screen zooms in (same as the accessibility zoom), and this type of zoom zooms in the entire screen. How can I turn this off?
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Prevent Zoom Picture-in-picture adjusted size and location from resetting

I use the zoom part of the accessability features of OSX, in Picture-in-picture mode. I like having a certain size zoom window at the center of the screen, and I know how to do that and adjust the ...
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CSS Zoom does not work iPad OS (v13- latest) Safari

I have discovered a bug in Safari with iPad OS. The problem is that when I zoom using the css zoom attribute, safari is taking an element's font-size and is either enlarging or shrinking based on the ...
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Zooming in Google Chrome using the mouse wheel? Not working

I know you can zoom in Google Chrome with CTRL + Mouse Scroll. This works on my windows PC however not on my Mac. I know that you can setup zoom feature on mac: Preferences > Accessibility > ...
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Enable screen zoom via terminal

There are two accessibility settings (indicated by the red rectangle in the screenshot below) that allow for zooming into the screen by holding ctrl and scrolling the mouse. Is there a way to enable ...
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Zoom and center selected portion of screen on MacOS

The presenter in the video at https://developer.apple.com/wwdc18/407 does something fabulous with zoom on MacOS that I cannot figure out. He selects a portion of the screen (similar to the way you can ...
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Some PDFs do not snap to the window while using Preview

I have a ton of college textbooks in PDF form, and I use Preview hours on end, every day; so this little problem becomes quite annoying: Some of my PDF files "snap" to the size of the window when I ...
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Can I zoom in and out in macOS / Finder?

Is it possible to Zoom around in macOS? I mean anywhere in macOS, even in Finder? And by Zoom I mean being able to Zoom in and out whenever you want! Use Case Many times a day I change my screen’s ...
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Black rectangle appears on display

Ever since I upgraded to macOS High Sierra, I’ve had a black rectangle on my screen: My cursor started out inside it, and when I try to move my cursor outside of it, it follows my cursor: I’ve tried ...
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[Sierra]: Mouse scroll

Problem: When using my mouse, a single scroll-click scrolls several pages. I have read that this is due to scroll smoothing - a single scroll actually issues multiple scroll commands: tiny teeny 1-...
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How to fix stuck/'disabled' zooming on trackpad?

I recently bought myself a new Trackpad, since my old Magic Trackpad broke. Ever since, however, zooming (two finger pinch) gets stuck/disabled/not working somehow and, besides rebooting, the only ...
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El Capitan app/extn to allow whole-screen zoom with just trackpad

I need to do self deep tissue massage on my back each night. I roll around on the floor on top of a tennis ball for a half hour. During this time I watch stuff on my MacBook Pro, which is running El ...
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Enable Safari Zoom by Script

I've got a WQHD (1440p) Monitor hooked up to my 13 inch MacBook Pro when I'm sitting at my desk. Love the high resolution (much screen real estate) but sometimes I find myself toggling Safari's Zoom ...
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How can I force the iPhone 7 Plus to use the secondary ("telephoto") camera?

The iPhone 7 Plus has two front-facing cameras: a 4 mm "wide-angle" lens on the (user's) right and a 6 mm "telephoto" lens on the left: I want to use an external lens that clips over the internal 6mm ...
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Is it possible to change the "Quick Look" zoom modifier key?

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 ...
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