I have been trying for hours to get the Universal Access Zoom In/Out feature to work. I have used several different key combinations but it just wouldn't work. I got the zoom in to work with +F1; however the zoom out key would not work and after rebooting it stopped working altogether.

I would really love to give this OS ago and use it long term so would very much appreciate if someone can advise me on how to fix it.


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By default, elementary OS has a magnifier that can be used by pressing ++ to zoom in and +- to zoom out.

Note that refers to the "Super" key, which on your hardware might have a Windows logo, an Ubuntu logo, or the word "Command".

  • Done a fresh install and its working now! :-) Thank you so much!!
    – Dexter
    Sep 1, 2015 at 2:26

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