How to set the zoom level in Internet Explorer 9 and later versions
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Internet Explorer Zoom lets you make the screen display larger or smaller so that a webpage is easier to read. Unlike changing the font size, zoom enlarges or reduces everything on the page, including text and images. You can zoom from 10% to 1,000%. This article describes how to set the default zoom in Internet Explorer 9 and later versions to a custom level.
Original product version: Internet Explorer 9 and later versions
Original KB number: 2689447
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How to set the zoom level temporarily or permanently
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It's easy to set the zoom level. You can set it temporarily every time that you use it, or you can create a permanent setting.
To temporarily set the zoom level
To temporarily set the zoom level in Internet Explorer 9 or a later version, use one of the following methods:
- In Internet Explorer, on the View menu, point to Zoom, and then select a different level.
- If you have a mouse with a wheel, hold down the Ctrl key, and then scroll the wheel to zoom in or out.
- If you click the Change Zoom Level ( ) button, it cycles through 100%, 125%, and 150%. This gives you a quick enlargement of the webpage.
- By using the keyboard, you can increase or decrease the zoom value in 10% increments. To zoom in, press Ctrl+Plus sign (+). To zoom out, press Ctrl+Minus sign (-). To restore the zoom to 100%, press Ctrl+0.
To permanently set the zoom level
You can permanently set the default zoom in Internet Explorer 9 or a later version to a custom level if you want to. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, type regedit in the search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
In the details pane, double-click ZoomFactor.
If you want to set the default zoom level to 125%, type 125000, and then click OK.
Close Registry Editor.
Sign out Windows and then sign in again.
Open Internet Explorer. The zoom level should now be set to 125%.
For more information, see Internet Explorer Ease of Access options.