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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Much more info about zooming in Quick Look!

I posted a tip last week about how it is possible to zoom in Quick Look using "Option - Click" and unzoom with "Shift - Option - Click". It didn't work for a lot of people. I finally figured out why and I also found another way that is even faster. So the shortcut "Option - Click" only works with images such as Jpeg, Tif, etc. The even faster way of zooming in on images is to hold down Option and scroll with your scroll mouse. If you want to zoom in on a PDF, the shortcut is different. It is "Command +" to zoom and "Command -" to unzoom (it is most likely different depending on the keyboard layout you use). I really don't understand why Apple didn't choose a standard way of zooming in Quick Look no matter what you are looking at, but that's the way it is.

4 Comments:

Blogger Greg said...

Good timing. I was just looking at the tip you had previously posted and found that it didn't work for the file I tried (PDF). Thanks for the tip!

Greg Loesch
http://greg.loeschfam.com

November 27, 2007 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Tom P said...

...actually, simply using the +/- keys zooms in or out on a pdf file in quicklook...

November 27, 2007 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger Music Mac-er said...

Hey,
This is a great tip, but only if you have Leopard. Are you going to do more Tiger compatible tips in the future?

November 28, 2007 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger BigBird said...

Actually, the best way to do it, (this is compatible with Leopard and TIGER: Hold down the CTRL key and scroll! (not option, that doesn't work.)

good luck!

November 28, 2007 at 5:51 PM  

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