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Massive enlargement of everything! how do I turn it off?
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rotuts
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Jun 15, 2009, 06:46 PM
 
this actually happend to me some time ago but I can't find the thread w the answer

its now hapened to a friend of mine and Id like your help to help him!

He may be sleeping outside on a couch if we cant help him!!



I thanks You for Him!

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Jun 15, 2009, 06:55 PM
 
System Preferences -> Universal Access.

Might be accidentally triggered if you have a mouse with scroll wheel and you hold in the ctrl-key while scrolling.
     
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Jun 15, 2009, 07:43 PM
 
Also, command-option-8 will turn the zoom feature off altogether.
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Jun 15, 2009, 08:02 PM
 
If it lasts for more than 4 hours, seek medical attention.


Someone had to
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Jun 15, 2009, 11:06 PM
 
I think ctrl-mouse wheel is the most common "htf did i do that".
     
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Jun 16, 2009, 02:32 PM
 
It's actually holding the cmd key while using the mouse wheel that zooms the display in and out, not ctrl. But yes, you can disable this in Universal Access.

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Jun 16, 2009, 03:14 PM
 
No, it's actually Control by default. You have to modify the setting to be Command.
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Jun 16, 2009, 03:16 PM
 
Also, it can be disabled or modified in the Mouse system prefs too.
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Jun 16, 2009, 03:36 PM
 
I've just noticed that it is no longer possible to ever so slightly zoom your display by a few pixels anymore. If you do so, when you next move your mouse it automatically resets the display to fit to the screen ....
     
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Jun 16, 2009, 05:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
No, it's actually Control by default. You have to modify the setting to be Command.
Since when? I've never touched Universal Access and it's always been cmd.

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Jun 16, 2009, 05:42 PM
 
Since forever. I've never touched it either and it's Control on each one of the five Macs in my office.
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Jun 16, 2009, 05:46 PM
 
By Default it is Control and Scroll Wheel/Two finger swipe on the Track Pad.
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Jun 16, 2009, 06:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by JKT View Post
I've just noticed that it is no longer possible to ever so slightly zoom your display by a few pixels anymore. If you do so, when you next move your mouse it automatically resets the display to fit to the screen ....
Indeed!

This is new, and it will resolve a fair bit of customer confusion.
     
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Jun 16, 2009, 07:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by badnewsblair View Post
By Default it is Control and Scroll Wheel/Two finger swipe on the Track Pad.
I just spent 60 seconds playing with that on my trackpad! Awesome feature. Thank you!
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