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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

       

      Solution

       

      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.

      METHOD 1:

      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.

      How_to_enlarge_reduce_or_zoom_the_text_size_by_using_Touchpad

       

      METHOD 2:

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

      How_to_enlarge_reduce_or_zoom_the_text_size_by_using_Touchpad

       

      METHOD 3:

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

       

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