25 Time Saving Computer Tips: Easily Zoom In and Out

Here’s a super easy computer tip that you may or may not know, but can come in handy (especially if you’re getting old like me and the words on your computer screen are sometimes just too small!) 


With a simple click of your command keys, you can make the words and images on your computer screen bigger or smaller, which can come in oh-so handy sometimes. (I thought everyone knew this one, but a friend of mine actually called and asked me for the tip a few days ago because she’d accidentally made her font all tiny!)


What’s the trick?

Use Ctrl + to zoom in (on Mac computers use Command +)

Or use Ctrl  – to zoom out (on Mac computers use Command -)


What does it do?

Allows you to easily zoom in or out of the computer screen that you’re on

When should you use it?

Goodness – I use it for seeing font that is too small, looking closely at a picture (especially for a coupon deal) to see what the size of a specific item is, and any other time I need to see sizes on pictures that are too small to figure out!

Was this one that you already knew about? Try it out and let me know what you think, and share any other tips that you have in the comment section so I can share those too!


Looking for more time saving tricks?  Here are the ones we’ve already worked on . . .



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  1. Jennifer B. says:

    I didn’t know about this one, but I sure will be using it now that I do! Thanks!

  2. Lisa Nelson Bowman says:

    Thank you…I never knew..

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