Using a MacBook can be a delightful experience, thanks to its sleek design, seamless user interface, and intuitive features. However, sometimes you might find yourself in a situation where things seem a bit too close for comfort on your screen. The text or applications may appear too large, or you may want to see more of a webpage or document than is currently visible on your screen. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the easy steps on how to zoom out on your MacBook.
Method 1: Using Trackpad Gestures
The trackpad on your MacBook supports multi-touch gestures which can be used to perform various functions including zooming in and out. Here’s how you can do it:
- Place two fingers on the trackpad.
- Move your fingers apart to zoom in or pinch them together to zoom out.
Note: If this method doesn’t work, you may need to enable the zoom feature in your system preferences.
Method 2: Using Keyboard Shortcuts
MacOS has a variety of handy keyboard shortcuts to make your work easier. To zoom out using keyboard shortcuts, follow these steps:
- Hold down the Command key on your keyboard.
- While holding the command key, press the minus (-) key to zoom out or the plus (+) key to zoom in.
Note: This method works in most applications including web browsers, word processors, and other productivity tools.
Enabling Zoom in System Preferences
If you’re unable to zoom in or out using the above methods, you may need to enable the zoom feature in your system preferences. Follow these steps:
- Open System Preferences.
- Click on Accessibility.
- From the left-hand menu, select Zoom.
- On this screen, check the box for ‘Use scroll gesture with modifier keys to zoom’.
Now, you should be able to zoom in or out by holding down the Control key and scrolling up or down on your trackpad.
We hope this guide has been helpful in teaching you how to zoom out on your MacBook. Remember, the same techniques can be used to zoom in when you need to take a closer look at something on your screen. Happy Zooming!