How to Zoom in a Mac (Picture in Picture Zoom.)

How to Zoom in a Mac (Picture in Picture Zoom.)


Hello and welcome to my video and the zoom
function on an Apple Mac. This is the second video that I have created
about the zoom function. And, in order to understand everything that I am going to explain
in this video, it might be a good idea to watch that video! Whereas the first video concentrated on the
zoom function in the full screen, this video will demonstrate the options available when
you select the picture in picture option. Picture in Picture provides you with a fixed
size window which is a rectangular shaped magnifying glass. So let us open up the accessibility menu by
pressing the option command and F5 keys. We then press the TAB key 10 times (followed
by the spacebar) in order to open up the full zoom menu. At the bottom of this window by
the zoom style heading we select picture in picture from the drop down menu. A rectangular
window appears on our screen. In the bottom right hand corner of the accessibility
menu, is a More Options button. This allows us to alter the settings of this feature. I must apologise for only being able to access
this menu with the mouse. If anyone knows any of the keyboard shortcuts to use, please
let me know in the comments section below. You can change its magnification from x1 to
x20 which is represented by a scale at the top. Then underneath that scale are options relating
to the position of the magnifying window. The window can remain stationary (at this
point you might want to move the dialogue box), it can follow the mouse cursor like
so or the window can be “tiled along edge” where it is put on the left hand side of the
screen. You can then choose to have the system cursor (black arrow) or a crosshair- which is like an enlarged “plus” sign. Below that you have an option to invert the
colours on the screen so it looks like a negative of an old fashioned photograph. Below that is a box to
select “enable temporary zoom” which is when
by holding down the control and option key the screen is temporarily zoomed- although
I cannot get it to work. Below that is another box that selects “speak
items under mouse after delay. To
the right hand side of the box is a slider that controls how long you want the delay
to be (from short to long. ) Below the slider is an “Adjust Size and Location” button that
enables you to change the size of the magnifying window by hoovering over the border with the
mouse and then clicking and dragging it to a new size. There must be a keyboard shortcut
to change the size of it but, despite looking, I cannot find it. If you have selected in the earlier option
to have the window position as stationary, you can also move the position of the magnifying
window by clicking on it and dragging it. When you are satisfied with the new size and
or position, select OK. Select Done and you have completed setting
up the Picture in picture zoom options. Thanks a lot for watching, I really appreciate
it. As always, if you have any comments please
leave them below. I would particularly like to hear from you
if you know any of the keyboard shortcuts that I didn’t know in this video.

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