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How to Enable Forced Zooming in Safari Mac

Learn how to enable forced zoom within the safari browser to load the web pages default into a magnified view or smaller resolution. Set page zoom-in or out.

The Page Zoom feature helps display the web content at a higher or lower resolution than the system default. The Safari browser on Mac is set to system default 100%. However, we can customize it to make the text font and images appear large or minimized. It’s an excellent accessibility feature built-in into the web browser.

Enable Page Zoom In and Out on Safari browser

Page zooming is an essential element of accessibility settings. You can control the page by zooming within the website. However, you can also set a default zoom level for every page on the Safari browser.

Increased reading and browsing of websites these days puts our eyes through much stress and strain. Reading fonts that are small and difficult to decipher can add to the straining of the eyes.

All you need is to select the default zooming level, and any pages loaded on the Safari browser will be fetched and displayed at the selected zoom. You can either zoom in to magnify or zoom out to shrink the screen from the View menu bar within the Safari browser.

Default Page Zooming

As a relief to your eyes, the zoom feature will make it highly convenient for you to read even in low light. It will save you a lot of stress. Here are the steps to enable default page zoom:

  1. Launch the Safari browser app on a Mac computer.
  2. Select Safari from the Menubar options.
  3. Choose the Preferences… option under the Safari menu.
  4. Switch to the Websites tab within the Preferences popup window.
  5. Click and open Page Zoom options.
  6. At the bottom, select the page zooming level percentage from the drop-down.
    Website Page Zoom in Safari Mac Computer

This will enable the page to zoom in or out according to your settings in the Safari browser. The default percentage is 100%; anything less than 100% shrinks the screen, and over 100% magnifies the screen.

Next time you load any web page, it will default to the level of zooming you selected on the settings page.

Bottom Line

With such busy lives and developing technologies, you can not pull yourself back due to headaches induced by the straining of your eyes. As they say, precaution is better than cure, and Zoom on Safari is one such precaution.

Similarly, you can also use the page zoom feature in Safari iOS/iPad. You can set the default page zooming level in the browser.

I hope you make the best use of this feature and make good use of it. Let us know what you think of the zooming feature in the Safari browser.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal is a Bachelor of Engineering, a Certified Google IT Support Professional, and a Digital-Tech Geek. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and creating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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