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Zoom in or magnify your Chromebook screen

You can change your screen resolution, zoom in or magnify your screen to find items on your Chromebook screen better.

Make a page bigger or smaller

You can make the page that you look at bigger or smaller, but keep other parts of your screen the same size.
  • Make the page bigger: Press Ctrl and +.
  • Make the page smaller: Press Ctrl and -.
  • Reset zoom: Press Ctrl + o.

Make everything on your screen bigger or smaller

You can make everything on your screen bigger or smaller, including your row of apps and tabs, by changing your screen resolution.
  • Make your screen bigger, decrease resolution: Press Ctrl + Shift and +.
  • Make your screen smaller, increase resolution: Press Ctrl + Shift and -.
  • Reset resolution: Press Ctrl + Shift + o.
Tip: On your touchscreen, you can touch and hold an area with two fingers, and then pinch open to zoom in, or pinch close to zoom out.

Magnify your screen

You can zoom in on your screen, like you're using a magnifying glass.

Magnify your whole screen

To quickly magnify your entire screen, press Ctrl + Search + m or press Ctrl + Launcher + m.
To manage screen magnification:
  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
    • Or press Alt + Shift + s.
  2. Select Settings .
  3. At the bottom, select Advanced.
  4. In the 'Accessibility' section, select Manage accessibility features.
  5. Under 'Display', turn Enable full-screen magnifier on.
  6. Choose how you want to move around the magnified screen.
    • Move around continuously: Turn Move screen continuously as mouse moves on.
    • Keep your mouse centred: Turn Move screen keeping mouse at centre of screen on.
    • Move the screen when the mouse touches the edge: Turn Move screen when mouse touches edge of screen on.
  7. To choose your zoom level, next to 'Full-screen zoom level', select Down arrow .
Tips:
  • To move around, press Ctrl + Alt + Up , Down , Left or Right . You can also press Tab to move from item to item on your screen.
  • In full-screen zoom mode on your touchscreen, use two fingers to move around the screen.

Magnify part of your screen

You can find the magnified section at the top third of your screen. Your default screen shows underneath. To magnify the top section of your screen, press Ctrl + Search + d or press Ctrl + Launcher + d.
  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
    • Or press Alt + Shift + s.
  2. Select Settings .
  3. At the bottom, select Advanced.
  4. In the 'Accessibility' section, select Manage accessibility features.
  5. Under 'Display', turn Enable docked magnifier on.
  6. To choose your zoom level, next to 'Docked zoom level', select Down arrow .
  7. To change the part that’s magnified, move your cursor or press Tab.
Tip: When you type at the bottom section of your screen, it’s zoomed in at the top of your screen.

Change the magnification level

  • Increase magnification: Press Ctrl + Alt + Brightness up .
    • You can also press Ctrl + Alt, then scroll with two fingers up on the touchpad.
  • Decrease magnification: Press Ctrl + Alt + Brightness down .
    • You can also press Ctrl + Alt, then scroll with two fingers down.
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