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October 10, 2011

How to Reset the Mac OS X Lion Screen Zoom

I really like my Mac.  One thing I miss when I use my Windows computer is the Mac’s ability to zoom the screen with CTRL plus moving my finger forward or back on my magic mouse.  As you get older, your eyes start appreciating this feature a LOT! When I upgraded to Mac OS X Lion, I had to go to Universal Access and set this up by turning Zoom on.  Every once in a while, zoom turns itself off.  I suspect it’s another program doing this, but it’s easy enough to get it working again Related Site.  Here’s what you do: Step 1 Click on the upper left Apple symbol and choose “System Preferences” Step 2 Click on the Universal Access icon on the right as shown here: Mac OS X Lion Universal Access Step 3 Click on the “Zoom in Window” check box, then click it again to de-select it.  This resets it every time I’ve done it so it goes back to the normal zoom I use every day. Mac OS X Lion Universal-Access STEP 2 If you haven’t tried the screen zooming in Mac OS, try it.  You’ll like it!  If it stops working, try this trick to get it working again.  I don’t need to do this often, but it’s handy to know how to when you need it! Enjoy the Mac OS X Lion Screen Zoom!!

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Heather Harper - December 17, 2012 Reply

Very helpful I had a long struggle before I found your article, thank you.

Andrew King - January 21, 2013 Reply

As of mountain lion, your solution won’t work. You need to do this: http://bkbeachlabs.com/blog/screen-zoom-in-os-x-mountain-lion/

Tom Nunamaker - January 21, 2013 Reply

Thanks Andrew! I haven’t had to change my settings for some time and hadn’t noticed the change in Mountain Lion!

Kathy - February 24, 2014 Reply

Weird, but it works!
Thanks, kathy

Zelda - April 13, 2014 Reply

Great, Thanks!!!!!!!

I will copy this down for future use.

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