How to Zoom Out on a PC


There are several ways to zoom out on your computer. This wikiHow will help you zoom out on a PC.

Part 1
Using the Keyboard

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This method is best for most users. It’s the quickest and easiest, especially for laptop users without a mouse.

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Alternatively, press and hold Ctrl and scroll up.

Part 2
Using a Mouse or Trackpad

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This can be more challenging on a laptop's trackpad as it’s difficult to control, but mouse users may prefer this method.

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Part 3
In Google Chrome

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[1] It is three horizontal lines in the top right of the window, by default. Unless you've moved it, it should be on the same line as your URL bar.

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” It is halfway down the menu, with a - and a + surrounding the current zoom percentage.

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Part 4
In Mozilla Firefox

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[2] It’s three horizontal lines on the top right, by default. Unless you've moved anything, it'll be adjacent to your URL bar.

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Directly underneath copy, you’ll see a percentage amount surrounded by a - and a + sign.

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Part 5
Using Microsoft Edge

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By default, it’ll be three dots in the top right corner of the screen. Unless you've moved it, it should be parallel to your URL.

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It’ll say “zoom” and will have a + and - sign to the right.

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Part 6
Changing Screen Resolutions

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[3] Click the ⊞ Win near the bottom left of your keyboard. This will cause your entire desktop to seem zoomed out, making all the windows appear smaller-scale on a larger working surface. This can seem less crowded.

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Click settings.

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Advanced Display Settings will be on the bottom of the Display options menu.

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You can do this by clicking the drop-down arrow under “Resolution.” The higher you make the numbers, the more “zoomed out” it will appear. You will have to confirm that you want to keep the settings after they have changed.