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Using full page zoom

From: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard New Features

Video: Using full page zoom

Safari 4 includes a newly improved Zoom feature that makes it easier to read the text and see the images on web pages, whether you have trouble with your vision or if the web designer just made the text too darn small. To zoom in on any page hold down the Command or Apple key on your keyboard and press the Plus button which is really the Equals button, but Plus makes more sense since you are zooming in. Notice that both the text and the images are increasing in size. This is nice because all the elements on the page stay in proper proportion with each other. Now of course, to read the page I do have to do a little scrolling left and right, but everything is still in proportion with everything else.

Using full page zoom

Safari 4 includes a newly improved Zoom feature that makes it easier to read the text and see the images on web pages, whether you have trouble with your vision or if the web designer just made the text too darn small. To zoom in on any page hold down the Command or Apple key on your keyboard and press the Plus button which is really the Equals button, but Plus makes more sense since you are zooming in. Notice that both the text and the images are increasing in size. This is nice because all the elements on the page stay in proper proportion with each other. Now of course, to read the page I do have to do a little scrolling left and right, but everything is still in proportion with everything else.

To zoom back out we hold down the Apple key and hit the Minus key. You can actually go smaller than 100% zoom too, which is useful if you are trying to get a view of the entire contents of the page or at least a little more of the page. To get back to actual size, choose View > Actual Size, or press Command+0. You might have noticed that you also have the option of Zoom Text Only. With that option checked, now when I hit the Command+Plus key, notice only the text is getting larger, but the images stay the same size.

Now this can be good because it doesn't necessarily make you have to scroll both left and right and up and down to read the page, but it does tend to make the layout look not that great. You can see we have got overlapping text here and notice how the menus are now just falling off the background. So let's uncheck Zoom Text Only. And again everything is back in proper proportion with each other. I am just going to hit Command+0 to go back to actual size. There you have the new Full Page Zoom feature of Safari 4.

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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard New Features

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  1. 3m 27s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. Mac OS X Snow Leopard system requirements
      1m 44s
    3. Using the exercise files
      45s
  2. 5m 23s
    1. Overview of Snow Leopard
      2m 22s
    2. Understanding 64-bit support
      3m 1s
  3. 15m 13s
    1. Using text substitution
      4m 54s
    2. Updating printer drivers
      1m 43s
    3. Working with new fonts
      1m 17s
    4. Seeing improvements to AirPort signal strength
      1m 18s
    5. Using the new thesaurus
      2m 37s
    6. Reviewing new date and time features
      1m 42s
    7. Using screen locking
      1m 42s
  4. 9m 4s
    1. Restoring deleted items
      2m 1s
    2. Reviewing icon enhancements
      3m 49s
    3. Adjusting Spotlight view options
      2m 7s
    4. Using the better drive ejection feature
      1m 7s
  5. 6m 11s
    1. Using scrollable stacks
      1m 51s
    2. Activating Exposé
      2m 51s
    3. Minimizing into application icon
      1m 29s
  6. 9m 50s
    1. Storing top sites
      4m 19s
    2. Searching through your history
      2m 21s
    3. Using full page zoom
      1m 33s
    4. Using Google Suggest
      1m 37s
  7. 20m 20s
    1. Reviewing the new interface
      3m 3s
    2. Using quick video and audio capture
      1m 49s
    3. Setting up screen recording
      3m 37s
    4. Using quick trimming
      1m 46s
    5. Sharing movies
      8m 4s
    6. A word about QuickTime 7
      2m 1s
  8. 7m 14s
    1. Viewing contact sheets
      1m 44s
    2. Using intelligent text selection
      1m 11s
    3. Working with the Annotations toolbar
      1m 13s
    4. Opening multiple documents
      1m 8s
    5. Importing from a scanner
      1m 58s
  9. 7m 48s
    1. General improvements
      58s
    2. Using the flight data detector
      2m 16s
    3. Reviewing the sidebar improvements
      50s
    4. Working with Exchange support
      3m 44s
  10. 4m 41s
    1. Syncing with Google and Yahoo
      3m 4s
    2. Viewing and editing events
      1m 37s
  11. 7m 3s
    1. General improvements
      1m 11s
    2. Displaying past conversations
      2m 13s
    3. Marking and clearing transcripts
      1m 28s
    4. Using multiple status settings
      52s
    5. Working with Quick Look integration
      1m 19s
  12. 14s
    1. Goodbye
      14s

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