Screen Zoom Level

This job aid demonstrates how to adjust Screen Zoom Level on your Internet Explorer browser.

Zoom in on a webpage

This information applies to Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8.

Internet Explorer Zoom lets you enlarge or reduce the view of a webpage. Unlike changing font size, zoom enlarges or reduces everything on the page, including text and images. You can zoom from 10% to 1000%.

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.
  2. On the bottom right of the Internet Explorer screen, click the arrow next to theChange Zoom Level button Picture of the Change Zoom Level button.
  3. To go to a predefined zoom level, click the percentage of enlargement or reduction you want.
    – or –
    To specify a custom level, click Custom. In the Percentage zoom box, type a zoom value, and then click OK.
  • If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold down the CTRL key, and then scroll the wheel to zoom in or out.
  • If you click the Change Zoom Level button Picture of the Change Zoom Level button, it will cycle through 100%, 125%, and 150%, giving you a quick enlargement of the webpage.
  • From the keyboard you can increase or decrease the zoom value in 10% increments. To zoom in, press CTRL+PLUS SIGN (+). To zoom out, press CTRL+MINUS SIGN (-). To restore the zoom to 100%, press CTRL+0.

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