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Adjusting zoom settings in Chrome browser

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If you need to adjust the size of website content, use the ZOOM feature of Google Chrome to shrink or magnify text and pictures.

There are 2 ways to adjust the zoom settings:  Permanently set the zoom level for all pages opened with Chrome (useful when using  high resolution displays), or manually adjust the magnification settings on a case-by-case basis.

By default, Chrome sets the zoom level to 100%.  To manually adjust the settings, use the Ctrl key and “+” or “-” combos to increase or decrease the page magnification.  If you are using a mouse, you can hold down the keyboard Ctrl key and use the mouse wheel to zoom in or out.

When you do this, you will see an icon on the right side of the address bar, indicating the zoom level has deviated from the default.  Click the “reset to default” button to return the page to the default magnification level.

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To adjust the default magnification level so all pages open at a specific zoom level, click the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner of Chrome, and select the settings option.

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On the Settings page, click the Show advanced settings… link at the bottom of the page.  This will display some additional settings for you to adjust.

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Scroll down until you see the Web content section.  From here you can set the default magnification settings for all web pages.  You can also adjust fonts and sizes to improve the visual effects of web sites.

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Make your selections and close the Settings tab.  Your selections will be remembered.


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