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How to Enable Force Zoom in Chrome Computer?

Sometimes, our eyes cannot put strain to view the minute texts and diagrams of the sites. Also, there are some sites that do not allow to force zoom the screen by pinching out or in. So, to deal with such problems one can take the help of the Page Zoom feature of Chrome Computer. To enable the Force Zoom in feature in Chrome Computer, tap on the three dots at the top right corner of Chrome and open settings. Now, tap on the Appearance, and from the drop-down menu at the side of the Page Zoom option, select the size that you want to opt for above 100%. 

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 web pages will load at that zoom. Even after relaunching the chrome browser, the new zoom percent will remain intact. So anytime you want, you can go back to the default screen size.

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. This feature helped her a lot to read the text properly on the Computers. Also, whenever my eyes are in pain, I use this feature to magnify and read the things in Chrome Computer.

Related: How to Enable Force Zoom for Mobile site in Chrome Android?

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. Now, she can easily read the articles and see the images viewed on the Chrome screen.

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. So, this feature is applicable to all the sites whether they allow or block the zoom-in feature. Moreover, it is very compatible and reliable for the people relying on big images and appearance to read and understand the sites matter.

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

FAQs: Enable Force Zoom in Chrome Computer

How to enable Force Zoom in Chrome Computer?

To enable the Force Zoom in feature in Chrome Computer, tap on the three dots at the top right corner of Chrome and open settings. Now, tap on the Appearance, and from the drop-down menu at the side of the Page Zoom option, select the size that you want to opt for above 100%.

How can we set the Force Zoom back to the default one?

To set the Force Zoom back to default you need to tap on the three dots at the top right corner of Chrome and open settings. Now, tap on the Appearance, and from the drop-down menu at the side of the Page Zoom option, select 100% which is the default size.

With the Force Zoom feature in Chrome Computer, Can I reduce the appearance size?

Yes, you can reduce the appearance size using the Force Zoom feature by opting for a zooming level of less than 100%.

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4 thoughts on “How to Enable Force Zoom in Chrome Computer?”

  1. benjamin cooper

    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 !!!

  2. Brian

    Great article! I set up a Chromebook for an elderly friend who has macular degeneration. I changed the Chrome “Page Zoom” to 150%. When I last visited her that got changed to 50%. She is the farthest thing from a power user so I know she did not knowingly do it. I realize she may have inadvertently – somehow – held down CTRL while scrolling or clicked CTRL and the minus key. Or maybe one of her grandkids clicked CTRL and minus because it’s wonky to use. Anyway, my question is, how can I configure her device or browser such that after a reboot it sets it to, say, 150% ? In that way if it is changed on purpose or accidentally, it will always revert back to, say, 150% Thanks so much!

    1. Editor

      Hi Brian, thank you for dropping by. The feature to set permanently to 150% Zoom is not currently possible out of the box. However, you can use the Chrome extension to make it happen; please check this Custom Page Zoom, which I guess will help in your case. If your elderly friend visits’ say, ABC.com, then you can save the Custom Page Zoom to 150%, which will be set even after reboot.

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