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

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Hold down the control key and use the scroll wheel on the mouse to enlarge or make smaller. The other way is to go to system, select display, set the image size

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    Control +-wheel seems to only work in browsers (and maybe other apps) not desktop.

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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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How to shrink desktop screen to normal size on mac


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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Removing oversized icons and fonts on your Mac OS X Desktop (Mac OS X10.4 -...


Have you ever experienced your Mac desktop looking normal like this:

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Then suddenly, your screen fills up your entire Desktop screen like this:

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And when you scroll, it still looks like this?
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What you are experiencing is an oversized screen, where every font and pixel on your monitor screen is blown way out of proportion.


So how can you get your Desktop back to normal like this?

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Believe it or not, it is easier than you think.

What you will need to do is select System Preferences on your Dock or from the Apple menu icon:

* Select System Preferences on the Dock:

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* OR locate the Apple Menu icon and select System Preferences from the drop down menu:

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You are going to have to open System Preferences and select the "Universal Access" pane, which looks like this:

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Click on it to launch the Universal Access page and make sure
you move your mouse around, in order to see rest of the window.

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Now work down the oversized window and click the "Off" radio button under "Zoom:"

And just that fast... Back to normal view!

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As you can see in this screen shot, all you had to do was turn off
the Zoom setting in Universal Access, in order to keep your screen from looking like this:

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The Zoom feature is one of Apple's assistive devices for the visually impaired who actually need greater magnification in order to truly see, what is on their Desktop screen.

The Zoom feature can be triggered if the "On" radio button is turned on, or is the Zoom feature is on, BUT, has been reduced to normal magnification after this keyboard combination is pressed:

Apple Command Key + Option Key + the Plus (+) Key
(Which will enlarge the desktop screen with increasing magnification)

You can also click the Apple Command key + Option Key + the Minus(-) key, which will reduce the magnification back to normal view.

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This feature comes in handy if you are sharing your Mac OS X Desktop with a loved one, friend or client, who may have a visual impairment or poor sight and you (in the kindness and consideration of your heart) have enable this Universal Access Zoom feature, for their convenience.

This of course will work out great for both of you, because now you know just how to reduce the magnification of your Desktop back to normal when it is your time on the Mac.

So now you know how to reduce that Oversized Super-sized screen issue on your Mac... it should not throw you for a loop the next time it should occur!
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Thanks for viewing this Mac OS X tip from FixYa Support, I hope it will be of use to you one day!

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How to enlarge the size of the font for my email?


CTRL + roll the middle button of your mouse.

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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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Click on the arrow next to Resolution for drop down menu

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Black and white or negative screen resolution in Mac OS X


A black and white display, or negative screen resolution, is an issue which can occur within the various Mac OS X system versions ranging from Mac OS X 10.3 to Mac OS X 10.6.

It can appear as an anomaly which can leave a Mac User dumbfounded, not sure what is going on.

At one time your screen is normal like this, but then somehow,

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the screen changes into this strange negative, inverted screen.

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So how does this occur?

The answer is more simple than you think.

An inverted screen like the one you see in the screen shot above, is not actually an anomaly, or the result of some sudden strange happenstance. What's more, chances are, this occurred because of what you did.

Its an easy fix however, because the only way your Mac OS X desktop screen can turn into a negative or black and white resolution, from its normal color resolution, is if a setting within your Mac OS X system has been modified.

To return your screen back to the normal color resolution, follow these steps:

* Click on the Apple menu icon, located on the upper left corner of your Mac OS X desktop screen.

* From the drop down menu, select System Preferences.

* Within System Preferences, select the pane (in System Preferences, Apple references all icons as "panes") entitled "Universal Access".

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The reason this System Preferences pane is known as"Universal Access", is due to the purposes Apple designed it for. If you notice the image for this pane above, this symbol for this feature, is similar to a placard or sign you would see on a car license plate, parking space, door or building, for an individual who has a disability or is handicapped.

Universal Access was designed to enhance features like Voice-over speech (your Mac talks to you), screen size, display settings, keyboard and mouse settings for those Mac users who are vision impaired, hearing impaired and /or physically disabled.
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* For the next steps in the process:

Click on the Universal Access pane.
If you look in the screen shot, under Display, you will see that the current setting is "White on Black".

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Click on the radio button entitled "Black on White"
and this is the window you will see:

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Back to normal!

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That is all it takes, to return your desktop screen resolution back to normal.

This is why you were suggested as the probable cause" for your desktop screen to go into Inverted mode. Chances are you may have been in System Preferences, clicked on the Universal Access pane, and in exploring settings, may have clicked the Display setting and the
White on Black radio button, causing the screen to go into
the inverted mode or change in gray scale.

Another theory could be that you may have accidentally pressed the Ctrl-Alt-Apple Command keys on your keyboard, combined with either < > keys, depending on if you were in process of' increasing or decreasing contrast on your Mac's screen or display.

The true purpose of the inverted screen mode or change in gray scale, is to aid Mac Users who may be sensitive to the bright normal colors, that you and I see on the standard Mac OS X display screen, due to poor or failing vision.

So now that your screen is back to normal, if you should see an inverted display, or screen that resembles a negative resolution, like that of a photo negative, you know how to correct this issue.

For more information on Universal Access, click here.

Regards,

- Mactechtrainer

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