By taking advantage of Zoom, Windows 10 users could change the size of text, icons and other items on the screen without changing the resolution. However, it’s noteworthy that not everyone knows how to lock zoom in Windows 10. You also have a hard time locking zoom on your Windows 10 PC? In that case, this article could show you what must be done.
Locking Zoom In Windows 10: Breakdown
- Step 1: Press Windows key, type Control Panel and press Enter.
- Step 2: Change View by to Category, select Hardware and Sound then choose Mouse under Devices and Printers.
- Step 3: Go to Device Settings tab, click Settings and pick Pinch Zoom.
- Step 4: Uncheck the Enable Pinch Zoom check box.
- Step 5: Select Apply, choose OK and restart your computer.
What Is The Magnifier And How Do I Enable It?
For your information, Magnifier allows you to zoom in on objects on the screen which is handy if you have difficulty making out small objects. To turn on Magnifier, go through the following steps:
- Step 1: Open Control Panel.
- Step 2: change View by to Category, select Ease of Access and choose Ease of Access Centre.
- Step 3: Hit Make the computer easier to see.
- Step 4: Check the checkbox next to Turn on Magnifier.
- Step 5: Select “Apply then choose OK.
What Must Be Done To Zoom In And Out On Windows 10?
All in all, you could zoom in and out using keys on your keyboard: Ctrl, Plus and Minus. On modern keyboards, Plus and Minus keys usually stay next to the Backspace key. Also, it’s not uncommon for Plus and Minus keys to be included among the numpads. About Ctrl, keyboards nowadays tend to have two Ctrl keys, one for each side.
- To zoom in, press and hold Ctrl + Plus at the same time.
- To zoom out, press and hold Ctrl + Minus at the same time.
Each time you zoom in/out, the level of zoom increases/decreases by 10%.
Via Keyboard And Mouse Wheel
In times of need, it’s possible to zoom in/out using the Ctrl key on the keyboard and mouse wheel.
- To zoom in, press and hold Ctrl while rolling the mouse wheel forward.
- To zoom out, press and hold Ctrl while rolling the mouse wheel backward.
- Step 1: Make sure that Magnifier is enabled.
- Step 2: Press Windows + Plus to turn on
- Step 3: Press + and – to increase/decrease the zoom level.
Is There A Way To Restore The Zoom Level To Default?
To restore the zoom level to default, press Ctrl + 0. Alternatively, for webpages, you could click the zoom level on the address bar, pick the three-dot icon to change the zoom level, etc.
As PCWorld’s senior editor, Mark focuses on Microsoft news and chip technology, among other beats. He has formerly written for PCMag, BYTE, Slashdot, eWEEK, and ReadWrite.