Bring Back Screen Zoom in Lion

If you have upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion or Mountain Lion, you may have noticed something is missing. The ability to zoom in and out of the screen on the fly using your mouse or two finger gesture on the track pad while holding down Control isn't present right out of the box.

You can bring this feature back by going to System Preferences, Universal Access, and under Zoom select Options. Now check the box that says "Use scroll wheel with modifier keys to zoom". You have the option of assigning a key other than Control which is nice.

I'm not sure why Apple has chosen to unselect screen zooming by default as it is a useful feature to have, but at least it is still available, albeit buried within System Preferences panes.


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