One of the cool feature on macOS is Zoom. Once you activate it you’ll be able to zooming screen in macOS.
It very useful if you need to create a video tutorials, zooming a blurry or small text on the image etc.
By default macOS zoom feature is fullscreen zoom. And to zoom your computers screen is by holding ^Control key and scroll your mouse.
By holding the ^Control key and scrolling your mouse up. It will zooming your screen as big as you want. What cool about macOS zoom is, it’s an infinite zoom.
The efficient and more awesome ways to use zoom in macOS is by zooming in ‘Picture-in-picture’ mode like shown in the image below.
Here’s we will show you how to activate it.
Activate Picture-in-picture zoom
To activate Picture-in-picture zoom in macOS and change the default setting. Go to System Preferences. Then open Accessibility settings. See screenshot.
In the accessibility settings page, click on ‘Zoom’ on the left sidebar panel.
Next, in the Zoom style click on the dropdown option and change it from Full screen to Picture-in-picture. Then click Option button for advance settings. See screenshot below.
Picture-in-picture zoom advance ‘Option’ setting
When you click on Option button, it will open new window for macOS zoom settings for advance option.
In the advance ‘Option’ settings, if you want the Picture-in-picture zoom window follow your mouse move. Thick for ‘Follow mouse cursor’ instead of default ‘Stationary’.
Resizing Picture-in-picture zoom window
To live test and resizing macOS zoom window, click on the ‘Adjust Size and location‘ button like shown in the screenshot above.
You can resize the zoom window as you prefer for the width and the height. When done adjusting size and location, click on OK button in the middle of zoom window.
Save the change you’ve made by click on ‘Done’ (blue) button.
To dismiss the Zoom window, scroll down your mouse wheel till the zoom window is gone.
OK, that’s all! how to activate Picture-in-picture zoom in macOS.
Till next Digimanx post about general macOS tips 🙂