Tech Tip: Zoom Into Specific Area On Chromebook

I’m sitting in a presentation and watching Alice Keeler present on Google Classroom at the Pequannock Google Apps Summit. She’s a Google nut, lover of all things Chrome, but a macbook user. I have no problem with that. I posted on what technology looks like over a year ago (long story short…if it works for you, USE IT).


One thing that her macbook does when she’s presenting that I’ve been wanting to do for a while is zoom in on a specific area of a page. Sure, I use the CTRL + feature to magnify the screen, but I like zooming in on one little spot that I want to focus on, while teaching or presenting. If you’re like me, you may not have known about a chrome update that allows you to do just this thing.

Ready? Let’s keep it simple.

  • Click on the status area and go to Settings.
  • Scroll down and click on “Show advanced settings”.
  • Scroll down to the “Accessibility” section and check the “Enable screen magnifier” option.


Now, how do you use it?

  • Press Ctrl + Alt + two-finger scroll up or down.

That is all. Have a great day!


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