zooming in on the mac

At my JavaOne Session on mutation testing, I needed to show both code and “other materials” to a large room on the Mac.

In Eclipse

Increasing the font size for the editor pane in Eclipse is easy. Cmd = makes the code bigger and Cmd – makes the code smaller.

Elsewhere

I also needed to show the problems view and the report. For this, I used the magnifying glass.

The initial set up was

  • Settings
  • Accessibility
  • Zoom
  • Check “Use Scroll gesture with modifier keys to zoom. I had mine set to control for the modifier, but you can change this.

Then I could zoom in on anything by holding control and moving two fingers away from me (up) on the trackpad.

To get rid of the magnifier is also easy; just hold control and two finger scroll down.

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