Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Misc : Zooming the ZoomIt window

ZoomIt is a fantastic tool for presentations. You'll find it at:


But I've always battled to get it to display exactly where I want and tracking around the zoomed screen is a nightmare.

Then I figured out that before you hit "Ctrl / 1" to zoom, put the cursor at the middle of the section you want to zoom.

Then zoom.

You can make minor adjustments by moving the mouse, use the trackwheel to zoom in / out, click the left mouse button to "stabilise" and then you are in the "Ctrl / 2" window by default so "Ctrl / Shift" will draw an arrow etc.

And it would be remiss of me not to point out that you can do this in Windows via the built-in commands. In a browser, type "Windows key" and then "+" to zoom out and then  "Windows key" and then "-" to zoom back in. This is in fact the Magnifier tool.


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