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Did you ever look at your computer screen and see that the text is suddenly really really large or really really small? Surprise!

If the text is too large, you can read the words but you can see very few of them. You may even need to scroll sideways (egad!) to read a sentence. If the text is too small, you can see a lot of words on the screen, but reading them is almost impossible.

Neither size is practical.

Here’s how get your screen back to a more user-friendly magnification:

  • Windows computers: hold down the Control (Ctrl) key while you press the Zero key.
  • Mac computers: hold down the Command key while you press the Zero key.

This easy keyboard shortcut will bring your screen back to 100% magnification.

If you want the text larger than 100%, hold down the Control/Command key while you press the plus sign (“+”). Each time you press the plus key, the magnification increases 10%.

If you want the text smaller than 100%, hold down the Control/Command key while you press the minus sign (“-“). Each time you press the minus key, the magnification decreases 10%.

Try it. See what it does.