Use Hover Text on Mac
When you enable Hover Text on your Mac, you can move the pointer over something on the screen—for example, text, an input field, a menu item, or a button—and display a high-resolution zoomed version of it in a separate window.
Turn on and customize Hover Text
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Settings, click Accessibility in the sidebar, then click Zoom on the right. (You may need to scroll down.)
Turn on Hover Text.
If you want to customize Hover Text, click the Info button . For example, you can specify:
The position of the window when you enter text. Click the “Text-entry location” pop-up menu, then choose a location. If you don’t want the window shown when you enter text, choose None.
The modifier key you press to activate Hover Text. Click the “Activation modifier” pop-up menu, then choose a key. By default, you can press the Command key to activate Hover Text.
You can set the Hover Text window to display automatically when you move the pointer over an item. Turn on “Triple-press modifier to set activation lock,” then when you need Hover Text active for a period of time—for example, when filling out a form—quickly press the selected modifier key three times. Quickly press the key three times again to turn off activation lock.
The colors used for the text shown in the window and the window itself. Click the pop-up menus to choose a color or to create a custom color.
Use Hover Text
Move the pointer over an item on the screen, then press the activation modifier (by default, the Command key) to display the Hover Text window.
If you turned on “Triple-press modifier to set activation lock,” quickly press the modifier key three times to automatically show the Hover Text window when you move the pointer over an item. Quickly press the key three times again to turn off activation lock.
If you chose to show the text entry window, a window appears at the location you specified, such as the top-left corner of the screen, whenever you’re in a text entry field or area. As you type, a larger version of what you’re typing is displayed in the window.