How to Zoom In/Out on a Laptop

By Elton Dunn

Save your eyes from computer strain by using your laptop's zoom in/zoom out function to examine webpages without resorting to squinting or getting a magnifying glass. You can zoom in to see text larger or examine graphics close up and zoom back out if you lose a portion of the screen (like a menu bar). Novice and advanced computer users can get the hang of their laptop's zoom function very quickly, learning to zoom in both directions to enhance the experience of reading text online.

Step 1

Press the "CTRL" key on your laptop with one finger.

Step 2

Press the "+" key to zoom in one time. Keep pressing the "+" button to zoom in more.

Step 3

Press the "-" button to zoom back out.

Tips & Warnings

  • Laptop users equipped with an external mouse can also depress "CTRL" and depress the scrolling wheel of a mouse for another zoom method.