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magnifying the screen by using command keys

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At school the computers are setup to magnify the screen through a simple keystroke combo. I notice my I-book's System 10.3.9 keyboard preferences are set similarly, yet nothing happens when I hit the key combo. Is there some action I have to take to enable this feature?
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At school the computers are setup to magnify the screen through a simple keystroke combo. I notice my I-book's System 10.3.9 keyboard preferences are set similarly, yet nothing happens when I hit the key combo. Is there some action I have to take to enable this feature?

Hit command-option-8 to turn on (or off) the zoom feature.

For full settings, open the Universal Access pane in System Preferences.
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Thanks. It worked. Is there a way to know that you're back at the default magnification setting?

PS Do preference pane utilities like Witch cause trouble with the OS?
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Thanks. It worked. Is there a way to know that you're back at the default magnification setting?


If you set the "Minimum Zoom" slider all the way to the left, then whenever you hit command-option-minus it will "unzoom" all the way out. Other than that, the only way is to keep hitting the keys until it doesn't "unzoom" any more.
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PS Do preference pane utilities like Witch cause trouble with the OS?

Never used that, so can't say. What does it do?
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[i]Never used that, so can't say. What does it do? [/B]

Witch allows you to naviage open windows using any key combp you choose. It's handy if you're like me with 10 windows open simultaneously between 3 programs.
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