Set up zoom
To set up zoom on your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Settings (or System Preferences). Click Accessibility, then click Zoom. Then choose from these zoom features in the settings window:
Use keyboard shortcuts to zoom
After selecting “Use keyboard shortcuts to zoom,” you can use these key combinations to zoom:
To zoom in, press these three keys together: Option, Command, and Equal sign (=).
To zoom out, press these three keys together: Option, Command, and Minus sign (-).
To switch between no zoom and your last amount of zoom, press these three keys together: Option, Command, and 8.
Use a scroll gesture with modifier keys to zoom
After selecting “Use scroll gesture with modifier keys to zoom,” you can press and hold the Control key while scrolling with your mouse or trackpad to zoom. Use the “Zoom style” menu to choose from three zoom styles: full screen, split screen, or picture-in-picture.
Full screen zoom
Split screen zoom
Enable Hover Text
After selecting ”Enable Hover Text,” you can press and hold the Command key, then hold your pointer over an item to display a larger, high-resolution version of that item.
Use the Options button in the Zoom pane to set the size, font, location, and color of this text.
Enable Touch Bar zoom
- Many apps have their own keyboard shortcuts or other features for zooming or making content bigger. For example, learn how to zoom in on webpages in Safari.
- To make everything on your screen bigger, you might be able to change your display's resolution to a lower resolution.
- Learn about other ways to make it easier to see what's on the screen of your Mac.