How To Zoom Out In Jira

Jira, developed by Atlassian, is a popular issue tracking and project management tool used by many businesses. If you’ve been working with Jira, there might have been a time when the zoom level on your Jira board got adjusted inadvertently or the content on your dashboard seemed a tad too large. When this happens, it is crucial to know how to zoom out. In this blog post, we will guide you on how to efficiently zoom out in Jira.

Zooming out in Jira using the browser settings

While Jira does not have a built-in feature to adjust the zoom level, you can easily zoom in and out of your Jira application using your browser settings. This is a straightforward way to achieve this, irrespective of the browser you are using. Here are the steps to do this:

  1. Ctrl + (hold the ctrl key and press the plus key) to zoom in.
  2. Ctrl – (hold the ctrl key and press the minus key) to zoom out.
  3. Ctrl 0 (hold the ctrl key and press zero) to reset your browser zoom to default.

For Mac users, replace the Ctrl key with the Cmd key.

Using Browser Extensions

Another approach to zoom out in Jira is by using browser extensions. Chrome and Firefox, for example, have a plethora of extensions that can help you manage your zoom levels. Here’s a simple method on how to use these:

  1. Go to your browser’s extension store (Chrome Web Store for Google Chrome, Firefox Add-ons for Firefox, etc.)
  2. Search for ‘zoom’ and find an extension that suits your needs.
  3. Install the extension and follow the instructions provided to zoom out in Jira.

Remember, extensions can vary, so be sure to read the instructions and reviews before installing.


In conclusion, while Jira might not have a dedicated zoom function, using your browser settings to adjust the zoom level or employing the aid of browser extensions can serve the purpose efficiently. If you have any other Jira-related queries, feel free to ask in the comment section below.

Happy Jira-ing!