How to Enable Force Zoom in Chrome Computer?

Learn how to enable the force zooming in the chrome computer. With zooming, you can magnify or shrink the screen size of the site loading within the browser.

Google Chrome allows to zoom-in and zoom-out pages that are available under the options menu. However, chrome also has an option to adjust the zooming levels permanently from the default option of 100%.

Say suppose you set the new zooming level to 125%, then all your webpages will load at that zoom. Even after relaunching the chrome browser, the new zoom percent will remain intact.

A week back, I was showing something to my grandmother on the computer. Since she has difficulty with her eyesight, I decided to enable the zoom in chrome computer.

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All you need to do is set the zooming percent and chrome will automatically load the website at the new zoom level.

How to Enable Force Zoom in Chrome Computer?

As mentioned, the default zoom in chrome is set to 100% but you can adjust it to a higher or lower zooming value. The higher percent will magnify the screen and text, while the lower percent will do the opposite.

Here are the simple steps on how to zoom in chrome computer:

  1. Launch the Google Chrome browser on Computer.
  2. Click on vertical 3dots icon the menu for options.
  3. Select Settings from the list.
  4. Scroll down to the Appearance section, and select the Page Zoom from the drop-down menu.

Page zooming in chrome computer

This will automatically zoom the screen to the percent which is set by you. Anything less than 100% will shrink the screen and over 100% will magnify it. You can either zoom in chrome to magnify or zoom out chrome to minimize the size of the display.

Bottom Line: Chrome Computer Force Zoom

Force zooming helps people who need visual accessibility. If you set the zoom in chrome higher than the usual zoom, then the screen, as well as the text, will automatically load in a magnified view.

After I enabled the force zoom in chrome, my grandmother could easily look at the slides that I was showing her without any problem. It did not put much strain on her eyes as well.

Similarly, we can also force the zooming on webpages that block zooming features in chrome android. If you enable force zoom in chrome, the website restricting the zoom will also allow the magnifications.

What do you think about the force zooming feature in the chrome computer? Is it good for people with low vision?

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2 Responses

  1. benjamin cooper says:

    This method does not seem to work on Android 5.0.1 – would you have more information for me?
    I would have tried it with CTRL + and CTRL – – does not work either.

    Many thank !!!

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