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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

QuickLook zoom!

I talked about how to zoom in and out in QuickLook when Leopard was released, but that was only through a keyboard shortcut. What I discovered is that you can do the same thing by holding down "Option" and zooming in and out using the scroll wheel. It works both in the QuickLook window and in full screen QuickLook.


Blogger Dominic P. Tremblay said...

WOW, this is so cool... It makes Quicklook even more useful.

November 19, 2008 at 12:34 AM  
Blogger searchfirst said...

I think you should mention that this doesn't work on files in PDF format, you can however zoom on these using cmd + or - to zoom in and out

November 19, 2008 at 3:17 AM  
Blogger dynamitejet said...

Anyone know of a shortcut to reduce the size again. I found that ctrl-clickwheel enlarges the whole screen... only problem is my apple mouse only want to enlarge (ie scrool down) no matter which way I spin the wheel... so now I'm stuck with an oversized safari page and can't find a way to get it back to normal without rebooting...
still, handy tip (must get new apple mouse...)!

November 19, 2008 at 6:58 AM  
Blogger searchfirst said...

to dynamite jet.

you could press and hold option and cmd and click on the file, this brings it back onto focus

November 19, 2008 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger searchfirst said...

Also Dynamitejet,

I suggest you follow these instructions, to fix your mouse, mine did exactly the same.

November 19, 2008 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Zeviet said...


You know in Tiger when u minimezed an video it played in small in the dock, anyone know how to change that in Lepoard, cause it doesn't do that.


November 19, 2008 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger dynamitejet said...

@ searchfirst:
thanks for this info, very kind of you!

November 19, 2008 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

How do I do this on my MacBook Pro?

November 19, 2008 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

I see that it does work, but only with images. I cannot zoom in a Word file.

November 19, 2008 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Steven said...

@dynamitejet - I think you accidentally held the CTRL key instead of the ALT/OPTION key, which zooms the entire screen. ALT-COMMAND +/- will zoom the whole screen in and out.

This is a great tip - even works in full screen quick look!

November 20, 2008 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Kismawan Then said...

Thanks for the useful info.
Really nice to know we can explore all the detail content by only viewing the Quicklook.

November 20, 2008 at 10:25 PM  

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