How to ZOOM in on a Mac

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How to ZOOM in on a Mac

Mac comes with a great built in option to help you zoom in on a Mac in order to magnify your screen. This is great for screen recording or when you want to do a presentation.
It’s also helpful when you come across small items on your screen.

This method works on any Mac including Macbook Pro, Macbook air and any iMac.

You can find the option in system preferences/accessibility.

Notes: Mac high Sierra currently has a bug with zoom when you record the screen.

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How to ZOOM in on a Mac
Hey everyone. In this video, I wanted to show you how you could zoom in on your Mac
just like this with a pre-built setup on your Mac. If it’s your first time here, I make tech tutorials
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So let’s jump into System Preferences. I’m actually gonna use this zoom option
just to show you how I work so let’s go to System Preferences here. Let’s go ahead and click that to open it.
Let me zoom back out and under system preferences,
there’s an option here on the bottom called accessibility. Let’s go ahead and click that one. I’ll zoom back out again
let me zoom back in just to show you a little better and
here there is an option called zoom go ahead and click that and
this is where you turn this option on and off so use keyboard shortcut to zoom I have that checked on and use
scroll gesture with a modify key, so in this case I have option
and I’m using a magic mouse so if I hold option down I could zoom out with my finger and zoom in.
That’s this option here, so if I turn this off. It won’t work if I turn this on it will work
Just like that and you could use command or control as your keyboard modifier. Also I lock option
I don’t use option very often so that’s how I’m gonna zoom in and with the keyboard shortcut you got option
command + 8 equal or – so let me just show you if I hold command
Option + + it’ll zoom all the way in and – will zoom all the way out so that’s a way to seamlessly
Zoom in and out with a keyboard shortcut if that’s what you like and you could change the speed and the way this zooms in
So if I go to options here I could do the maximum zoom to be a 12 right now
It’s at 4 so when I do it it. Goes 4 times. What if I do 8 it?
Will go 8 times much more close, so it depends on what you want to do
And you got a minimum zoom you got some other options here
And I like continuously with pointer this way when you zoom in like this
It will follow your pointer as you move around so I’m gonna press ok here
Let me come back out and the other option
I wanted to show you here is Zoom style so right now my full screen so when I zoom in the fullscreen zooms in but if I change it to picture-in-picture
It will just zoom in on the area that I’m talking about and the rest of the screen stays the same and again this moves
So if I use my mouse I’m using option and mouse this keyboard modifier here
And I could just show you things around the screen really easily now one more thing to note if you are on Mac
iOS High Sierra this operating system
This option doesn’t actually get recorded when you do a screen capture
So you will actually distort the screen when you zoom in this option will work this picture in picture
But the fullscreen option when you zoom in it actually distorts the screen
And I’m actually using a camera to record my screen in this case just to be able to do this presentation
Otherwise when I do this one
I’m using a screen capture like OBS it
distorts the screen and that’s just a bug in the operating system that I’m hoping Mac will soon fix at
Anytime you spin around sense Mac, iOS
High Sierra came out and still March of
2008 is still a bug so hopefully by the time you check it out
And you’re using this operating system the bug will be gone so you could do screen captures and do full zooms and get those
recorded in the meantime
You could use the picture-in-picture setting if you’re using this for any screen capture
And this is not just the OBS QuickTime has the problem with screen capture
ScreenFlow really any Mac screen capture software will have that distortion happen
And I couldn’t find a solution to it because it’s a Mac problem right now with this operating system
Anyway, I hope you found this useful. Please give it a like and subscribe to this channel like I said
I post tech videos and Mac tutorials, just like this one five times a week
So I really hope to see you on the next video. Thank you so much for watching


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