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Zoom-In Utility for Panther?

by tmaggio / October 29, 2004 4:07 PM PDT

Anyone know of a utility program for OS X (Panther) that would allow one to zoom in on your display? I teach and being able to zoom in on a particular screen display is very useful. Mac OS 8 - 9 allowed an Apple control panel to do this. Unfortunately, it is not supported by Classic.

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Re: Zoom-In Utility for Panther?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 30, 2004 12:28 AM PDT

In OS X, take a look at the System Preferences and you will see the Universal Access icon. That will allow you to do all the things that you wish to do.
Hope this helps

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Re: Zoom-In Utility for Panther?
by li_jun_fan / November 4, 2004 7:16 PM PST

Yes, the short cut is [Command + Option + Plus sign] to zoom in, and [Command + Option + Minus sign] to zoom out.

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Re: Zoom-In Utility for Panther?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 4, 2004 8:59 PM PST

Although the short cuts mentioned in the last email are correct, the poster missed out one important step. You will still have to go to System Preferences/Universal Access and turn ON the Zoom function before the shortcuts will work.

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