How To Zoom Out On Macbook Air

Zooming in or out on a MacBook Air is a handy feature that can help you see more detail or get a broader view of your content. It is a simple task that can be accomplished in few steps, but it might be perplexing if you don’t know the right process. You don’t have to worry though! This blog post will show you a step-by-step guide on how to zoom out on your MacBook Air.

Using Trackpad to Zoom Out

The easiest way to zoom out on a MacBook Air is by using the trackpad. Here’s how:

1. Navigate to the page or image you want to zoom out.
2. Place two fingers on the trackpad.
3. Move your fingers apart to zoom in, or pinch them together to zoom out.

The “pinch-to-zoom” feature might not be enabled by default. If that’s the case, you can activate it by doing the following:

1. Open System Preferences.
2. Click on Trackpad.
3. Go to the Scroll & Zoom tab.
4. Check the box beside “Pinch to zoom”.

Using Keyboard Shortcuts to Zoom Out

Alternatively, if you prefer using keyboard shortcuts, you can zoom out using the Command and Minus (-) keys:

1. Navigate to the content you want to zoom out.
2. Press and hold the Command key.
3. While holding the Command key, press the Minus (-) key. Repeat this step until you’ve zoomed out to your desired level.

Zoom Out Using the Accessibility Feature

MacBook Air also provides an accessibility feature that allows users to zoom in or out on the entire screen, not just on a specific window or application. Here’s how you can use it:

1. Open System Preferences.
2. Click on Accessibility.
3. Then click on Zoom, located in the Vision category.
4. Check the option “Use keyboard shortcuts to zoom” or “Use scroll gesture with modifier keys to zoom”.

Once you’ve enabled one of these options, you can zoom in or out by either using the designated keyboard shortcuts or by using a scroll gesture with a designated modifier key.


Whether you’re presenting, reading, or exploring content, knowing how to properly navigate your MacBook Air can help you utilize its full potential. By mastering zooming in and out, you’re one step closer to becoming a MacBook Air expert. We hope this guide was helpful!