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About zooming in or out, including magnification tools.

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How to zoom in and out of text in Pluma?

I am using newest version of Ubuntu mate (22.04 - Jammy jelly-fish), where the text editor is 'Pluma'. Earlier, when I was in mint, I used to press 'Ctrl + scroll' for zooming in and out for changing ...
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How to zoom in and out text in web browser in ubuntu 20.04 instead of whole layout?

i tried web browsers(firefox, google chrome) in windows, when i pinch with two finger on touchpad to zoom in and out it zooms the text or content not the layout of webpage. but, in ubuntu 20.04 i know ...
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Spotify Zoomed Out WIndow

I'm using ubuntu 21.10 and I downloaded the SPotify from the software store. The window is really zoomed out, making it hard to read. Is there a way to adjust this or to zoom in more to make it easier ...
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Automatic Spreadsheet scrolling

I think I am using the latest standard of Ubuntu - I am unsure how to check actually version number. When I open a new or existing spreadsheet in LibreOffice Calc ,after a few seconds it starts ...
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Setting zoom on guvcview.control-panel from the command line

Is there any way I can set the zoom value (which defaults to 100) from the command line? I can't find anything useful in the manpage or with the --help $ guvcview.control-panel --help ...
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How to zoom with fractional factor in ubuntu 18.04

I use Ubuntu 18.04 and i enabled zoom feature from Setting ->> Universal Access ->> zoom enabled ,then i make a keyboard shortcut to enable zoom in and zoom out the point is i want to ...
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How to prevent mouse pointer following keyboard cursor action while zoom in ubuntu

Now i am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS desktop I used to use in previous version of Ubuntu Compiz app as an enhancer and in Ubuntu 18 they decided to get rid of Gnome and move forward to Unity. So, I can't ...
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zoom usage and what is happening?

I normally use zoom for teleworking on my windows machine. Today I tried to use zoom (from the browser only since I don't have it installed) from my linux machine There appear the homepage where it ...
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How do I zoom 200% in feh without having to use fullscreen?

This works: feh --zoom 200 --full-screen picturius.png I need the same without full-screen: feh --zoom 200 picturius.png # this does not work Have you an idea where I am wrong?
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How to smoothly desktop Zoom-in/out with Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS on iMac late 2014?

I know there are currently a bunch of requests on this subject, e.g. How to zoom in & zoom out - I have an iMac late 2014 with recognized GPU and decided last week (march 2021) to install and use ...
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How can I signal boost a particularly long standing accessibility bug?

Ever since Ubuntu 19.10, when I turn on the Zoom feature from the accessibility menu, my mouse leaves little square trails running across the screen. 12 others have repro'd this issue, but I suspect ...
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Kubuntu screen magnifier doesn't follow the cursor

I'm a sight impaired and use Kubuntu. I'm really happy with it but have a little problem. When I write a document or an e-mail, I have to use the screen magnifier, and it doesn't follow the cursor ...
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Using SOMEKEY+mousewheel for zoom in and out on vanilla UBUNTU 20.04 desktop?

How to enable "mousewheel zooming" / "magnifying" on plain vanilla UBUNTU 20.04 Desktop (default desktop enviroment/system)?? I now searched the webs for >1h and yet still not ...
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Zoom in-out problems in Ubuntu 20.04

I have Ubuntu 20.04 installed and having problems with zooming or out function. When I activate zoom it generally zooms in the whole screen but I only want a zoomed in image of a small area of a ...
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Zooming does not work in my text editors

Ctrl + + and Ctrl + - are not working in my text editors, e.g. vim, gedit and nano on Ubuntu 20.04.0. It works perfectly in browsers such as Chrome, Mozilla, etc.
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Desktop dimensions too zoomed out Ubuntu 20.04

So I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04, and my main issue is that although the screen is correctly captured (I am using VirtualBox!), the Desktop is too zoomed out i.e. icons appear too small, ...
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How to zoom in on screen using the touchpad?

I just started using Ubuntu. I really liked how I could just zoom in on any point on the screen using the touchpad in macOS. It worked in certain places like chrome or safari. I want to know if there ...
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Screen zoom (accessibility settings) not working, how to fix it?

I recently noticed(Ubuntu 20.4.1 LTS) that my screen zoom function is not working smoothly as it used to under Universal Access Settings. It does turns ON the screen zoom functionality but, it's very &...
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How can I get apps in Plasma desktop to look right on a very large screen? There's no desktop scaling option

I just started using the KDE launcher instead of the Unity launcher in Ubuntu 16.04. It looks very nice, but, since I have a very large screen (4k, indeed), the UI elements look very small. In Unity ...
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How to run Compiz on Ubuntu Bionic Beaver?

I'm not pretty sure what is the problem. But I already installed the Compiz Manager Settings (I want to be able to do zoom for creating tutorials) on my Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) but no matter if I ...
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Zoom with scroll wheel?

I'm baffled I've not found an answer to this on Google. I want to be able to zoom in / magnify parts of screens when recording tutorial videos. On my Mac I just turned on the zoom accessibility ...
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qBittorrent stuck zoomed out on monitor 2 only. Clearing ~/.config/qBittorrent and uninstall-reinstall doesn't help

I managed to zoom out with some weird gesture of the mouse and keyboard by accident. No matter what I do I can't figure out how to zoom back in with qBittorrent. It's unreadable as is. Edit: It's ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - how to configure zoom

Im currently using Ubuntu 16.04 with compizconfig-settings-manager for zoom and invert colors. I now installed Ubuntu 18.04 on another drive, i wanted to try it out and seems like the zoom works quiet ...
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Is there a magnifier for Ubuntu 18.04?

I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04. I am half blind and used to love the compiz config tool and the way it could be configured to the keyboard. Does 18.04 have anything that comes close to ...
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Can you do a multi step zoom on Gnome?

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome. I've come over from MacOs and one thing I'm really really missing is it's pinch to zoom feature, expecially in browsers. I know I can do a Ctrl +/- but that actually ...
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The zoom tool does not work in Pinta

The zoom tool does not work in Pinta. Holding Ctrl and scrolling does nothing. The buttons "Zoom in" and "Zoom out" have no effect. Nothing happens when I type in a zoom percentage. Other than that ...
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How to enable 2 finger touchpad pinch to zoom gesture (not ctrl+/-) Ubuntu 19.10?

It seems in 19.10 the touchscreen 2 finger zoom is finally working correctly out of the box. So why is same behavior not on the touchpad? Is there any driver, software, Ubuntu flavor, Linux ...
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Can't zoom with Thinkpad T480s touchpad in 18.04

Zooming with a pinch gesture on the touchpad of my Lenovo Thinkpad T480s does not work. Does Ubuntu 18.04 LTS support it? I tried fusuma but it didn't help. How may I troubleshoot this?
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How to mousewheel zoom the whole desktop in ubuntu budgie

I can't remember what version of ubuntu i used 3 or 4 years ago, but it had a feature where i could zoom in and zoom out the whole desktop with the mousewheele, like MAC does(i don't know if they can ...
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Can evince pdf reader be setup to do larger zoom than 400%?

PDF documents are usually vector graphics and can be zoomed infinitely. Some PDFs like infographics contain a lot of information and need a large zoom to read them. Why can evince not zoom over 400%? ...
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How to automatically increase Chrome UI size?

On my 15.6" HD laptop screen with resolution 1920 x 1080, Google Chrome looks too small by default. Not the page content but the other things like URL bar, the menu, window buttons, etc. and the font ...
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My Ubuntu screen is in full zoom and it is all white screen

I went to settings in my laptop which is running on Ubuntu and went to universal access. Then I clicked in zoom option and my laptop screen went full white. What can I do now to fix this?
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Recover files without a screen?

My screen is zoomed to max rendering it useless to navigate. I need the files on the drive and I wanted to re-install Ubuntu 18.04 to fix the zoom problem since nothing else has worked to correct the ...
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18.04 Screen zoomed- cannot navigate

I upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04 but did not see any change to the desktop layout. I installed Gnome and the screen went to max zoom. I can no longer navigate or open a terminal or anything. I tried ...
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Is there anything that allows me to smoothly zoom in with a trackpad

I've googled to hell and back about this and I cannot find any information. Is there A browser An Extension Any program That allows me to smoothly zoom a Webpage with a pinching gesture on my ...
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Change resolution - zoom resolution [duplicate]

I use a big screen 4K 43", of course the resolution 4K makes everything too small on screen. On windows, I have a option to zoom all the desktop GUI, normally I use 150%. Is there a way to do the ...
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Ubuntu file manager with more zoom

I want to go over a folder with images and copy some of them to a different folder. I am working on a laptop screen and I want to see the image thumbnails zoomed bigger. I tried the file managers I ...
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Disable zoom on GDM, Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

Ubuntu seems to detect that my laptop has a high resolution screen and, by default, sets everything to a 200% zoom. I prefer to set this back to no zoom, but with larger font sizes. This was no ...
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Gnome Shell Magnifier zoom feature misbehaving

I am trying to use Ubuntu zoom feature (18.04 LTS), but it's not behaving well. When applied to a window, zoom should also increase the size of the window. It does not, making the zoom feature pretty ...
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Is there a better way to zoom in?

I'm looking for a better way to zoom in, rather than using the default accessibility zoom in option because it's really buggy. Is there a better alternative? Edit: Just to clarify, I'm talking about ...
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zoomed in login window

My niece was hitting the keyboard while the computer was at the login window, a few seconds later the login page was zoomed in like crazy as you can see. I tried hitting ctrl and scrolling up and ...
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Is it possible to have different zoom for each display for dual-display configuration?

It seems for me like it isn't possible, as zoom is changed for both displays simultaneous in "Displays" tool. ubuntu 18.04, nvidia, one display 4K other 2K I want to have 200% zoom on 4K display and ...
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Side by side image comparison in Linux

Is there any way to view and compare images side by side with the ability to zoom and pan on one image and get the same view on another image (synced views)? In Windows this can be done using ...
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Title bars and menus have become too small, but everything else too big

I just restarted my computer (I installed Git LFS, if that's related at all) and now my title bars, menus, desktop icons, etc. are too small and the contents of most of my windows are too large. I've ...
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Ubuntu for unknown reasons suddenly switches into a slightly zoomed view; how to avoid this, and how to turn it off if it happened?

Every now and then when working with Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS a strange thing happens: it suddenly looks as if the view was slightly 'zoomed in', i.e., not all of the screen-content is visible any more, and ...
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Enhanced Desktop Zoom won't magnify desktop icons or screen edges

I'm visually impaired and just installed Ubuntu 16.04. I'm trying to use compizconfig's Enhanced Desktop Zoom. It almost works, but it won't magnify anything when the mouse gets to the edges/corners ...
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Packet tracer UI zoomed in (double the size)

I've an issue with some of the programs, packettracer among them, having a zoomed in feel to them and it is eating up screen real estate. Unfortunately I have no idea how to switch to default nor what ...
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Window zoom / size after removing external monitor/display

I have a very annoying problem. When i connect my external display the window sizes and zoom are not correct (Either to big or to small). This can't be fixed with the display application. When i ...
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Stubborn zoomed text in Nautilus / Nemo, whichever set as default

Somehow I have managed to zoom the text size in Nautilus on Ubuntu 16.10, probably because I couldn't originally change the screen resolution and everything was tiny. Now I can't remember how I did it ...
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Add a custom icon zoom level

In Ubuntu's 14.04 file explorer in "Edit > Preferences" it is possible to change icon size under "Icon View Defaults". Zoom level options are: 33%, 50%, 66%, 100%, 150%, 200%, 400%. Is there any way ...
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