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Floating Desktop Help!

by Pottstah / August 17, 2009 10:32 PM PDT

My son was playing with the keyboard and mouse when I walked into the room. Not sure what he did but now my desktop is rolling around with the mouse and I can't figure out how to freeze it. Please help this is making me nauseous!

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by sturner--2008 / August 18, 2009 12:06 AM PDT
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I believe that all you have to do is to click your mouse. That will disengage this feature.

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by joe.aimonetti / August 18, 2009 4:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Floating Desktop Help!

Sounds like your son may have activated the Accessibility feature for zoom.

To toggle the zoom feature, press (Command + Option + Cool ... to zoom in and out, (Command + Option + (-) or (+))

You can also go to System Preferences, Accessibility and change those settings.

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