How to zoom in or out on Mac

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

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

Use scroll gesture with modifier keys to zoom

Enable Hover Text

Enable Touch Bar zoom


Use keyboard shortcuts to zoom

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

Zoom in

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

Zoom out

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

Toggle zoom

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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.

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Full screen zoom

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Split screen zoom

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Picture-in-picture 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.

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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