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.


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 '15 at 2:26

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