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Have you ever felt like you’re squinting at your Mac screen, trying to decipher tiny text that is hard or even impossible to read? 

Well, not anymore. We’ve got a nifty trick to make details stand out bigger.

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Man typing on a Mac  (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

Ready, set, zoom

First things first. Let’s fire up that Mac and dive into the magic of the zoom function, which lets you zoom in and out using keyboard shortcuts on your Mac. There are three main keyboard shortcuts that will trigger the zoom function for text within your browser.

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How to zoom out on browser text on your Mac

Want that text to balloon before your eyes? Hold down the Command key (look to the left of your space bar) and tap the Plus symbol (yep, that’s the one next to your delete key) at the same time. This will increase the size of the text to make it bigger in your browser window.

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Steps to zoom out on browser text on your Mac  (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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How to zoom in on browser text on your Mac

Too much zoom? No problem. Just hold the command key and press the minus symbol (to the left of the plus symbol) on your keyboard. This will reduce the text size, making it smaller in your browser window.

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Steps to zoom in on browser text on your Mac  (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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How to return to your Mac browser’s default view

If you’ve gone a bit overboard and need a quick reset, hold down the command key and press zero, which is to the left of the minus symbol. This will reset the text size to your Mac browser’s default view.

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Steps to return your Mac’s browser’s default view  (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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How to adjust text size in your browser using the browser menu

Not a fan of keyboard shortcuts? You can achieve the same results with a few simple clicks using your browser menu.

  • Navigate to the browser menu at the top of your screen.
  • Click the “view” tab at the top.
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Steps to adjust text size in your browser using the browser menu   (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

  • Then click zoom in or zoom out to increase or decrease text in your browser window.

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Steps to adjust text size in your browser using the browser menu  (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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And there you have it — a quick and easy guide to making the most of your Mac’s zoom capabilities. Whether you prefer to use a keyboard shortcut or the browser menu, you’re now equipped to tackle any text size troubles that come your way.

Kurt’s key takeaways

The next time you find yourself squinting at the screen, remember that relief is just a keyboard shortcut away. Embrace the flexibility and freedom that your Mac’s zoom capabilities provide. After all, technology should adapt to you, not the other way around.

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