How to zoom in or out on Mac

Use these accessibility features to zoom all or part of your screen.

To set up zoom, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Accessibility. Click Zoom in the sidebar, then select any of these zoom features:

Zoom preferences window


Use keyboard shortcuts to zoom

After selecting ”Use keyboard shortcuts to zoom”, you can use these key combinations to zoom:

Zoom in

To zoom in, press these three keys together: Option, Command and Equals sign (=).

Zoom out

To zoom out, press these three keys together: Option, Command and Minus sign (-).

Toggle zoom

To switch between no zoom and your last amount of zoom, press these three keys together: Option, Command and 8.


Use 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

Picture-in-picture zoom

 


Enable Hover Text

After selecting ”Enable Hover Text”, you can press and hold the Command key, then move your pointer over an item to display a larger, high-resolution version of that item.

Example of Hover Text in Zoom preferences

Use the Options button in the Zoom pane to set the size, font, location and colour of this text. Learn more about Hover Text.


Enable Touch Bar zoom

After selecting ”Enable Touch Bar zoom”, you can touch and hold the Touch Bar on your MacBook Pro to display a larger version of the Touch Bar onscreen. Learn more about Touch Bar zoom.

 


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