Safari Text Zoom

Using the Zoom function in Safari can make text easier to read, but it also enlarges image and the entire page layout, often breaking the design of the page and making it impossible to see everything. By holding down the Option key, you can change zoom to text-only zoom and only enlarge the text size, while keeping images and other elements the same.

Comments: 4 Responses to “Safari Text Zoom”

    7 years ago

    Gary, I prefer doing a two finger double tap on the trackpad I bought for my 2010 iMac. Try it, you will like it! Granted everything gets bigger but the page expands to accommodate and the column of text that one is in is centered in the window a the place one was -- magic!?

    Colin Whalen
    7 years ago

    Great tip Gary. I had to make sure that I had Zoom unticked in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Accessibility to make it work (just in case others have the same problem I had).

    Bert Mullemeister
    7 years ago

    Hi Gary
    you did not mention the 3 small lines that appear on the left hand site of where the UL is, which is ideal to just look at text

    7 years ago

    Bert: That's Safari Reader view. I have a video about that here:

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