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Browser Zoom Level

If you find that the website looks a little bigger than before, you should check the default zoom level of the browser you are using.

In Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • Click Customize and Control Google Chrome > Settings.
  • Click on "Show advanced settings" and scroll to the "Web Content" section.
  • Use the menu next to "Page Zoom" to make your selection

This will set the default zoom level for your browser.

If however you would like to change the zoom level just for the webpage you are working on at the moment, you should:

  • Press Ctrl - to zoom out or Ctrl + to zoom in.
  • Likewise, you can click the Menu icon and you'll find zoom controls right at your disposal

Internet Explorer

To set the zoom level in Internet Explorer , use one of the following methods:

  • In Internet Explorer, on the View menu, point to Zoom, and then select a different level.
  • If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold down the CTRL key, and then scroll the wheel to zoom in or out.
  • If you click the Change Zoom Level button , it cycles through 100%, 125%, and 150%. This gives you a quick enlargement of the webpage.
  • By using the keyboard, you can increase or decrease the zoom value in 10% increments. To zoom in, press CTRL+PLUS SIGN (+). To zoom out, press CTRL+MINUS SIGN (-). To restore the zoom to 100%, press CTRL+0.

Safari

Use the zoom options in the View menu or use the keyboard shortcuts.

  • Go to the "View" menu and choose "Zoom In" or "Zoom Out" to adjust your view.
  • Use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl and + (Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS) and ⌘ and + (Mac). Use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl and - (Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS) and ⌘ and - (Mac).

Firefox

You can zoom in and out of individual websites one of two ways.

1. Menu button.

  • Click the menu button on the right.
  • The customization menu will open and you will see the zoom controls at the top.
  • Use the + button to zoom in, and the - button to zoom out. The number in the middle is the current zoom level - click it to reset the zoom to 100%.

2. Keyboard shortcuts

  • You can also use the zoom controls without a mouse. Press and hold command while pressing + to zoom in, - to zoom out, or 0 to reset.