How to zoom in and out on your Mac

Updated June 12th, 2019.

You can zoom in and out on your Mac, making tiny type easy to read. Turning the feature on is a two-stepper:

1. Apple Menu/System Preferences/Accessibility
2. Click on Zoom, then check the box.

Turning on Zooming in the Accessibility Preference Pane

Now all you have to do is hold the Control key down while doing whatever it is you do to scroll (probably two fingers on the trackpad, or a swiping gesture on the mouse). You’ll turn this

Small text from a website
Text from a website, a little too small

into this.

Zoomed in text.
Same text, zoomed in.

Bigger is better.

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