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How to enlarge, reduce, or zoom the text size by using TouchPad


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Statement description


This article is an instruction on how to enlarge, reduce, or zoom the text size by using a TouchPad.


Affected configurations


The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems:

  • ThinkPad
  • IdeaPad


Applies to


  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP




The user must first install the Synaptics TouchPad Driver from the Lenovo eSupport Website at the following URL:

Click here for ThinkPad Driver Matrices
Click here for Ideapad Driver Matrices

After installing the driver, follow the methods below.


Laptops have a "sensitive zoom area" on the far right side of the Touchpad as shown in the picture below.

Open a web page and then press and hold the “CTRL” key and slowly move your finger up and down on the far right side of your Touchpad.




The Pinch and Un-Pinch function on the Touchpad controls zoom in and zoom out as shown in the picture below.




Alternatively, pressing the "CTRL" and "+" keys or the "CTRL" and "-" keys should also control zoom.


  • Alias ID: SF13-T0032
  • Document ID: HT077024
  • Last Updated :10 Mar 2015
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