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Re-enable text-only zoom in Safari Web Browsers
While reading a recent hint submission by cooter, I realized that Safari on my Mac Pro wasn't capable of zooming just the text on a web page -- regardless of the setting of the View -> Zoom Text Only menu item, Safari would always zoom both the text and the graphics. This didn't happen on my MacBook Pro, so I suspected some previously-tested hint was interfering with Safari on the Mac Pro.

After a bit of searching, I found the culprit: Implement full page zoom in the WebKit browser. A quick check in Terminal...

defaults read com.apple.Safari | grep WebKitDebugFullPageZoomPreferenceKey

...confirmed that this value was set for Safari on the Mac Pro, and not on my MacBook pro. The solution was simple -- quit Safari and delete the troublesome key in Terminal:

defaults delete com.apple.Safari WebKitDebugFullPageZoomPreferenceKey

On relaunch, Safari once again respected the setting of the Zoom Text Only menu item. (This key causes the same problem in Safari in both 10.5 and 10.6, though I'm not sure if the key survives an upgrade from 10.5 to 10.6 -- my Mac Pro is still running 10.5.8.)
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Re-enable text-only zoom in Safari
Authored by: timcrawf on Dec 18, '09 10:34:58AM

Darn, I had hoped this would work for me, but it doesn't. I really, really dislike the full page zoom. I have wanted the text only zoom since they took it away. However when I tried this, it did nothing.
In fact when I ran the read defaults command, it showed me nothing. I even tried changing the grep to Zoom or even oom and even *oom*. It always came back with no output.

So this must not work for everyone.
MacBook Pro 4,1 2.4GHz OS 10.6.2



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Re-enable text-only zoom in Safari
Authored by: robg on Dec 18, '09 11:01:16AM

You don't get text-only zoom when you enable it in the menus? Odd.

-rob.



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Re-enable text-only zoom in Safari
Authored by: timcrawf on Dec 24, '09 05:42:39AM

No, I would seem to have the same problem you had. Unfortunately your fix doesn't work for me. As stated, the defaults read command does not find the offending line that you had.

Well, now it appears to work, not sure what fixed it, but I am slightly happier now. :-)

Happy Holidays



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Re-enable text-only zoom in Safari
Authored by: Stormchild on Dec 18, '09 11:03:42AM

Text-only zoom works as expected on my system. If the "Zoom Text Only" menu option is checked, it only zooms the text.

Safari 4.0.4
Mac OS X 10.6.2
MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz (October 2008 model)



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Re-enable text-only zoom in Safari
Authored by: ipearx on Dec 18, '09 11:35:07AM

Does anyone know how to enable text only zoom in the mac Chrome Beta?



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