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Firefox & Zooming

I have had an annoying problem that I just realized I had.  Sometimes, when I am quick clicking through websites or testing on this one, I tend to hit some buttons rather quickly.  Sometimes, they close my windows and other times have no effect.  Well, one time, I accidentally zoomed in on this site with Firefox and never realized that I did so.

Page Zooming was introduced in Firefox 3 and allows you to increase or decrease the size of web pages within the browser.  For some time now, I have never realized how small the font was on this site because of my unrecognized mishap.

So, two things happened:

  1. I fixed the zooming issue
  2. I redesigned the site… again

How zoom works in Firefox:


  • To zoom in, increasing the page size, press and hold Ctrl while pressing + .
  • To zoom out, decreasing the page size, press and hold Ctrl while pressing .
  • To reset page size back to normal, press and hold Ctrl while pressing 0.


  • If your mouse has a scroll wheel, press and hold Ctrl while scrolling up to zoom in and down to zoom out.


  1. At the top of the Firefox window, on the menu bar, click the View menu, then go to Zoom.
  2. Select either Zoom In, Zoom Out, or Reset for their corresponding action.
    • You can choose Zoom Text Only, which will make the controls only apply to text, not images.

About Joe D

I have always had a passion for everything computing. In early 2000, I decided to take my passion to the web. Thus, C.O.D. was born. Through the years we have made many great friends at C.O.D. and hope to continue our journey for years to come.

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