Zoom in and out Using Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 8

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Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to zoom in and out on your screen using keyboard shortcuts on Windows 8 computers. All new Windows installations include a magnifier tool. There is a way to access this tool using your keyboard. This shortcut allows you to avoid going to the start menu and looking for the tool.

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Steps

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    Press and hold the Windows key
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    Press the "+" key or the "-" key
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    The Magnifier tool will open.
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    Press the "+" key again
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    This will zoom us in.
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    Press the "-" key to zoom out
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    To remove the magnifying glass icon, mouse over it
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    Click the magnifying glass icon to go back to the Magnifier tool
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    Click the red "X" button in the top right corner of the tool
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to zoom in and out on your screen using keyboard shortcuts on Windows 8 computers
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