How To Fix Your Zoomed-In Mac Screen?

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Are you frustrated with your Mac screen is zoomed in? It can be incredibly annoying when this happens and it can also be difficult to figure out how to fix it. Fortunately, there are a few different methods you can try to quickly and easily get your Mac display back to its normal resolution.

The first thing you should do is check your mouse settings. On the Mac, select Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Displays in the sidebar. (You may need to scroll down.) Click the pop-up menu next to Resolution on the right, choose Scaled, then select one of the options. Additionally, if you have a Magic Mouse, you may want to check if Smart Zoom is enabled. To do this, go to AppleMenu>SystemPreferences>Mouse under the “Point & Click” tab and see if Smart Zoom is selected. If it is, deselect it and your screen should stop zooming unexpectedly.

If that doesn’t work, try using keyboard shortcuts to zoom in or out of your display. To zoom in, press the [Ctrl] key and scroll up with the mouse; to zoom out press the [Ctrl] key and scroll down with the mouse. This is a quick and easy way to adjust your display resolution without having to go through any menus or settings screens.

Finally, if none of these solutions work for you, there may be something wrong with your display hardware or drivers that needs updating or replacing. In this case, it’s best to contact Apple Support for assistance as they will be able to help diagnose any problems more accurately than troubleshooting online.

We hope this guide has been helpful in getting your Mac screen unzoomed! If you have any other tips or tricks that might help other Mac users out there experiencing this issue please leave them in the comments below – we would love to hear from you!

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Resetting Screen Size to Normal on a Mac

To get your screen back to its normal size on a Mac, you will need to adjust the resolution of your display. To do so, begin by going to the Apple menu and selecting System Preferences. Then, in the sidebar click on Displays. In the Displays settings window, click the popup menu next to Resolution and select the option that best matches your desired resolution. After making your selection, close the window and your display should now be back to its normal size.

Zoom Issues on Mac Computers

It’s possible that your Mac has enabled Smart Zoom, a feature that lets you zoom in or out on the page by double tapping lightly (not double-clicking) with your Magic Mouse. To check if this feature is enabled, go to Apple Menu > System Preferences > Mouse, and check the “Point & Click” tab. If Smart Zoom is selected, de-select it and the unexpected zooming should stop.

Resolving an Issue with an Oversized Screen on a Mac

The reason why everything on your Mac screen looks huge is likely because the display resolution is set to a lower resolution than what your Mac is capable of. To fix this, you can go to the Apple menu > System Preferences > Displays, and choose either “Default for display” or “Scaled” from the Resolution drop-down menu. This will allow you to select a higher resolution that fits your screen better.

Unzooming a Mac Screen Using a Mouse

To unzoom your Mac screen with a mouse, start by pressing the [Ctrl] key and scrolling down with your mouse wheel or trackpad. You can also use two fingers to pinch out on the trackpad if you prefer. Once you’ve scrolled or pinched out, your screen should be back to its original size. If it’s still zoomed in, try pressing the [Ctrl] key and scrolling up to reduce the zoom further. You may need to do this a few times until your screen is back to its original size.

Zooming Out on a Macbook Pro

To zoom out on your Macbook Pro, press the Command and – (minus) button combination. This will cause your screen to zoom out, making everything smaller and allowing you to see more of the page. You can also set up shortcuts to zoom in and out within the entire Mac screen. To do this, go to the Apple menu and select System Preferences. Then select Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts. Here you can create two new shortcuts for zooming in and out. For example, you could assign Command + = for zooming in and Command + – for zooming out.

Troubleshooting Mac Issues with Zoom Out Function

It’s possible that the “Zoom in or out” option in your Mac’s Trackpad settings may be disabled. To check, go to the Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Trackpad. Click the Scroll & Zoom tab and ensure that the “Zoom in or out” option is enabled. If it is already enabled, uncheck the box and re-check it to see if that fixes the issue.


In conclusion, if you find yourself in a situation where your Mac screen is zoomed in, there are several methods that you can use to fix the issue. You can change the resolution of your screen by going to System Preferences > Displays and selecting either Default for display or Scaled. Additionally, if you are using a Magic Mouse, you can de-select Smart Zoom in the Mouse settings. Finally, for regular screens without Retina Display, you can pick a Display Resolution. With these steps, you should be able to bring your Mac’s zoom back to its normal level.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.