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HP PCs - Adjust the Text Size and Zoom In or Out (Windows)

This document is for computers with Windows.
Learn to make objects in Windows, such as desktop icons or text, larger or smaller. Also zoom in or out in applications and webpages to make objects and text display larger or smaller.

Zoom using the click-wheel on your mouse

If you have a mouse with a click-wheel connected to your computer, you can use it to make objects (such as desktop icons, or a webpage) larger or smaller.
  1. Click anywhere on the Windows desktop or open the webpage you want to view.
  2. Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard.
  3. Roll the scroll wheel on the mouse to shrink or enlarge the objects on the screen.
    Control key, a plus sign, and a mouse with scroll wheel highlighted using an arrow

Zoom using the keyboard

You can use your keyboard to zoom in or out. This method works in many applications and web browsers.
  1. Click anywhere on the Windows desktop or open the webpage you want to view.
  2. Press and hold the CTRL key, and then press either the + (Plus sign) or - (Minus sign) to make objects on the screen larger or smaller.
  3. To restore normal view, press and hold the CTRL key, and then press 0.

Adjust the size of text in Windows settings

Choose your operating system to adjust the size of text and icons.

Zoom using the TouchPad (Notebook PCs)

If you have a notebook computer with a TouchPad, use the TouchPad zoom feature to shrink or enlarge objects on the screen with the pinch gesture.
  • Zoom in (make larger): move 2 fingers apart
  • Zoom out (make smaller): move 2 fingers together
Enable or disable the TouchPad zoom feature:

Adjusting zoom in Internet Explorer

Adjust the zoom in Internet Explorer using keyboard shortcuts or the Internet Explorer menu.
  • Zoom using the keyboard: Press and hold CTRL and then press either + (Plus sign) or - (Minus sign) to make objects on the screen larger or smaller.
  • Zoom using Internet Explorer: With Internet Explorer open, press the ALT key to view the menu items at the top and select View, and then Zoom to access the Zoom settings.
    The Zoom menu in Internet Explorer

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