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Zoom in and out – Quick tip

How to zoom in and out to change the size of content in the browser

Is text looking a bit small nowadays? Eyesight not as good as it used to be? To zoom in and out, and increase or decrease the size of the content in the browser, press Ctrl on the keyboard, and scroll the mouse wheel up or down. You can also press Ctrl on the keyboard, and tap the + or  keys on the num pad.

Edge, Chrome, Opera, etc.

If you do this in Microsoft Edge (or other Chromium-based web browsers like Chrome or Opera), you will notice that Edge brings up a tab that tells you the zoom level percentage. You can click on the tab to increase or decrease the zoom percentage, or reset it back to 100%.

Edge zoom level percentage tab

You can also reset the zoom to 100% by pressing Ctrl+0.

Ctrl + 0 – Reset size to 100%

Firefox

The Firefox browser looks a little different but does the same thing. As you can see, Firefox also lets you know that you can reset the zoom level by pressing Ctrl+0, which you can do with the other browsers too.

Firefox zoom level percentage

 

Change the size of text, apps, and other items in Windows 10

The above info was focused on changing content size within the web browser. Windows 10 also has the option to scale the size of text, apps, and other items. To do so, try the following:

a. Press the Windows key, keep your finger on it and then press the I key (I for Information). This opens the Settings screen.

Windows + I – Settings
Windows key (Windows 10)plusIWindows key + I - Settings

b. Then click on System:

System choice in Windows 10 Settings - Windows 10 tips for beginners

c. Select a scale from the Scale and layout menu:

Scale and layout options

Another way

You can also press the Start menu and type Size. This searches for the keyword size:

Windows search for the word size

If you see the Make text size bigger listing, click on it or hit Enter. This will show the Make text bigger slider. You can move the slider to adjust the size of the text.

Make text bigger slider in Windows 10 

Summary

This was a quick tip for how to increase the size of content in the browser, and in Windows 10. If you have any other preferred ways to adjust content size in Windows 10, let us know in the comments.

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