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As mentioned by RBStorms... Hold the control key on your keyboard while sliding finger on magic mouse.
Or, Double-tap the top of your magic mouse with one finger if you have Smart Zoom enabled in settings.

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Hold down the Control key on the keyboard, and scroll with the mouse wheel (or scroll ball if you have a Magic Mouse).

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How do i shrink my mac desktop screen to normal size using my keyboard.


System Preferences - Accessibility - Zoom - Make sure Use keyboard shortcuts to zoom is checked, then use the keys indicated. (option-command-8 should reset any zooming.)

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Some of my desktop icons have grown to be very big. I want small icons.


in windows 7 right click on the desktop and select Personalize. Then click display on the left. Choose small, medium or large.

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Shrinking Icons in Windows XP
  • 1 Right-click on the desktopicon1.png. A drop-down menu will appear on which you will click on "Properties."
  • 2 In the "Display Properties" box, click on the "Settings" tab.
  • 3 Slide the scale in the "Screen Resolution" box to the right to shrink the icons (and everything else that appears on the screen).
  • 4 Click on "Apply" and then click on "OK."
  • 5 Click on "Start" and then right-click on an empty space until a box that says "Properties" appears. Click on "Properties."
  • 6 In the "Taskbar and Start Menuicon1.png Properties" menu, click on "Customize."
  • 7 In the box that says "Select an icon size for programs," click on "Small Icons."
  • 8 Click on "Apply" and then click on "OK" to adjust the size.
Shrinking Icons in Windows Vista
  • 9 Right-click on the desktop. When the drop-down menu appears, run the mouse-pointer over "View" and click on "Classic Icons." This will shrink the icons if they are set to either "Large Icons" or "Medium Icons."
  • 10 Right-click on the desktop again and click on "Personalize."
  • 11 On the "Personalize appearance and sounds" screen, click on "Taskbar and Start Menu" on the left side bar.
  • 12 In the "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" menu, click on the "Start Menu" tab.
  • 13 Click on "Customize."
  • 14 Find the box that says "Use large icons." If it is checked, uncheck it and click on "OK." This will shrink the Start Menu and Taskbar icons.


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Erratic screen resolution


On the Desktop, in a open space, right click and choose Screen Resolution, adjust to 1366x786 click on Apply.

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Need to shrink my computer screen back to normal size have windows vista


Right click on any open area of the desktop screen and select Screen Resolution. There should be a recommended Resolution size or keep trying different resolution till it fits the screen. Your screen size will determine your resolution. 17in 19in 22in 24in etc.


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Need to shrink the screen, tool bar normally at the top is not there


You might need to fit screen size
click start control panel display desktop you can select a different desktop from the drop down list
or a browse button where you can select different pictures this may vary depending on your operating system


also settings you can change the settings for more or less pixels or from the drop down list pick the appropriate level of color range or troubleshoot also select advanced then general dpi normal size,larger size or custom settings
always click APPLY after making any changes


right click in the top toolbar you will see a number of toolbars and options select the menu tab this will add at it to the toolbar


on the top of the internet page you should see some tabs file edit view favourites tools and help click on the view tab on the drop down list you should see a zoom size %

click a different percentage also a text size you might try a different text size although this will not increase the size of the page only the text fonts inside it


or there might be a menu button on the monitor where you can adjust reduce / expand the screen sizes usually located on the underside of the monitor of courese this will depend on your brand of monitor

hope this helps

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Hi - After using a projector recently, all websites that I pull up on my HP laptop (in either firefox or IE) are very big and I can't see the left or right edges. I've checked properties on my desktop and...


try doing this. Start firefox. hold down the Ctrl button. Press "-" (minus) twice and watch the screen. If it shrinks do it again dont let off the Ctrl button. Keep hitting '-' (twice) until it shrinks to a size you like.

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