Zoom in and out? [SOLVED]

Zoom in and out? [SOLVED]

Postby orrebo on Tue May 08, 2012 2:58 am

Hi,

I wonder how I will make the zoom in and out function to work?
In standard Linux mint and Ubuntu so do I use superbutton + mousewheel.
Thanks in advanced.
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Re: Zoom in and out?

Postby azertywarrior12 on Tue May 08, 2012 4:19 am

Open the Menu, hover over Preferences and click on Keyboard.

On the Keyboard Window click the Shortcuts Tab. Then click on Universal Access.

Change Magnifier Zoom In and Magnifier Zoom Out to your desired shortcut. And if you want to Toggle Magnifier as well.
If you also want to have the ability to increase/decrease only text size with a shortcut, change Increase Text Size and Decrease Text Size.
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Re: Zoom in and out?

Postby orrebo on Tue May 08, 2012 4:24 am

Thanks mate. Works pretty well :)
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Zoom in and out using alt-scrollwheel [SOLVED]

Postby goinglinux on Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:58 am

azertywarrior12's solution worked for me, too, using the Cinnamon desktop, but I could only zoom into the left half of my wide-screen laptop monitor. It was this way on Mint 12 and now with Mint 13.

Now, there is a solution that actually gives you REAL alt-mousewheel zoom under Cinnamon, thanks to an update from Tobias Quinn to his package gnome-shell-mousewheel-zoom. It's not in the Mint repos (yet) but you can add a PPA or download the .deb package and install it. (I did the latter.) Here is a link to the instructions on Launchpad.

https://launchpad.net/~tobias-quinn/+archive/gsmz
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Re: Zoom in and out using alt-scrollwheel [SOLVED]

Postby linux_boy on Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:35 pm

goinglinux wrote:azertywarrior12's solution worked for me, too, using the Cinnamon desktop, but I could only zoom into the left half of my wide-screen laptop monitor. It was this way on Mint 12 and now with Mint 13.

Now, there is a solution that actually gives you REAL alt-mousewheel zoom under Cinnamon, thanks to an update from Tobias Quinn to his package gnome-shell-mousewheel-zoom. It's not in the Mint repos (yet) but you can add a PPA or download the .deb package and install it. (I did the latter.) Here is a link to the instructions on Launchpad.

https://launchpad.net/~tobias-quinn/+archive/gsmz


I tried to enable screen magnifier feature on my linuxmint nadia cinnamon 64bit. It worked but I lost the nice looking login. I've installed the package https://launchpad.net/~tobias-quinn/+archive/gsmz while installing it asked me to configure options from mdm/gdm I chose mdm. After the installation I logged out and tried to login. The total look has been changed. :(

I installed the .deb package named "gnome-shell-mousewheel-zoom_0.8.0-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb" and that informed me that it is going to remove 1 and install 2 packages.
I have completed the installaton proccess.

How could I restore the previous settings?

It might be defcon or something similar to it

not sure

When I installed and logged out it caused trouble logging in and after reboot I was able to login and that time I shocked with the very uggly looking login screen. The cinnamon native login screen was disappeared.

Somewhere I've found a message during logging in or out saying to check or editing config file to login.

I like original cinnamon desktop settings. So please help me get back my previous desktop settings.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Zoom in and out? [SOLVED]

Postby valent on Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:47 am

For me this issue is not solver, I need whole desktop zoom for purpose of recording video tutorials, magnifier is now what I'm looking for. Is there any other solution out there?
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Re: Zoom in and out? [SOLVED]

Postby kaefert on Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:40 pm

so for Mint 15 & Mint 16 this extra piece of software:
https://github.com/tobiasquinn/gnome-sh ... wheel-zoom
worked well for me. Though now with Mint 17 and Cinnamon 2.x this doesn't work anymore - since now there is no gnome shell running underneath anymore (is that correct?)

Is there another solution? The Keyboard shortcuts that can be configured in Keyboard -> Keyboard shortcuts -> Universal Access -> Zoom In & Out don't seem to do anything for me, neither the defaults nor after changing them. Also I would like to be able to use the mousewheel for it, keys are not as comfortable.
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Re: Zoom in and out? [SOLVED]

Postby Oscar799 on Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:57 am

It is best not to muddle up Main Edition and LMDE questions in the same thread
Causes confusion
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