How To Zoom In and Out on a Webpage in Safari and Chrome on Your Mac

Posted in How To, Mac, macOS on 28/04/2017 by Chris Hauk

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As I’ve gotten older, my eyesight has gone from, “Geez! Why is that font so big, get your eyes checked!” – to – “Can you make that font a bit larger? I’m not 25 years old anymore, and I need to get my eyes checked.”

I expect many of our older readers are experiencing the same thing. Luckily, there’s a quick way to make a webpage in the Safari and Chrome browsers a bit easier to read.

How To Zoom In and Out in Safari and Chrome on Your Mac

While viewing a page in Safari or Chrome, Click the “View” menu option in either browser’s menu. There, You’ll see three options for viewing a web page.

Zoom In

Click this option to Zoom In close on a webpage. When you click this option, everything in your browser will get larger. This includes, text, graphics, and video. Click the “Zoom In” option until the display is readable for you. You might have to resize the browser to view the entire webpage.

How To Zoom In and Out on a Webpage in Safari and Chrome on Your Mac

You can also Hold the “⌘” key and tap the “+” on your Mac’s keyboard to enlarge the browser’s page display.

Zoom Out

Click this option to Zoom Out on a webpage. When you click this option, everything in your browser will get smaller. This includes, text, graphics, and video. Click the “Zoom Out” option until the display is a good size for you.

How To Zoom In and Out on a Webpage in Safari and Chrome on Your Mac

You can also Hold the “⌘” key and tap the “-” on your Mac’s keyboard to shrink the browser’s page display.

Actual Size

To view the webpage as intended by the developer, click the “Actual Size” menu option in the View menu. This will cause the webpage to return to its original size, no matter how much you’ve adjusted the display.

How To Zoom In and Out on a Webpage in Safari and Chrome on Your Mac
You can also Hold the “⌘” key and tap the “0” on your Mac’s keyboard to shrink the browser’s page display.

In Closing

By using your browser’s “View” menu, you can comfortably view any webpage with just a few clicks of the mouse or taps of the keyboard.

For more tips and tricks on how to make better use of your Mac, iOS device, Apple Watch, or Apple TV, be sure to visit the “How To” section of our website.


Author

Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.