Zooming in Firefox

Would you like to zoom in on a webpage with tiny text? Maybe you need to make a website with huge text a little smaller? Thankfully, Firefox makes it really easy to zoom in and out of a webpage to make it more readable. You can do it with the keyboard, your mouse, the menu or via the toolbar menus.

Keyboard

  • To zoom in, increasing the size, press and hold Ctrl while pressing +.
  • To zoom out, decreasing the size, press and hold Ctrl while pressing -.
  • To reset size back to normal, press and hold Ctrl while pressing 0.

Mouse

If your mouse has a scroll wheel, press and hold Ctrl while scrolling up to zoom in and down to zoom out.

Menu

  1. Press the Alt key to temporarily bring up the traditional Firefox menus. At the top of the Firefox window, click the View menu, then go to Zoom.
  2. Select either Zoom In, Zoom Out, or Reset for their corresponding action.

Toolbar

  1. Right-click on an empty section of the Tab Strip, select Customize… and the Customize Toolbar window will open.
  2. In the Customize Toolbar window, click and drag the “Zoom Controls” toolbar item to the desired place on one of your toolbars.
  3. Click Done to save the changes to your toolbars.
  4. You can now use the + icon on the customized toolbar to zoom in, and the – icon on the customized toolbar to zoom out.

Do you often fiddle with the text sizes on websites? One feature I like that Firefox provides is the ability to zoom in and out of one domain – while other pages are left alone.

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2 Responses to Zooming in Firefox

  1. ichmoimeyo Feb/25 at 3:39 pm #

    I find zooming “text only” very handy – I can see the text at a larger font size with less scrolling side to side as the images remain at their original size and do not disturb the flow of the text.

    Under Menu you could add:

    3. Select “Zoom Text Only”

    • Mitch Feb/26 at 8:31 am #

      Nice Tip! :)