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Keep track of page location while zooming text in Safari
Authored by: Lapo on Apr 29, '04 10:01:45AM

Copy a particular word (for example: "dramatically" in your text), then zoom and hit Command-F to search it. Safari (or other browser) will bring you back to the good position. Use Command-G to search again, if the word exist in several places...

Also, there's some tools built in OS X to zoom the screen entirely. It's for people with view problem, but you can use them anyway. In System Prefs, look for Universal Access (the little boy in blue). Everything is explained. Shortcuts are a bit hard to memorize, but day after day, you will find them very useful.

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Keep track of page location while zooming text in Safari
Authored by: osxpounder on Apr 29, '04 12:37:47PM

Felix: no, I didn't realize that, but my switch was gradual anyway .... more and more often, I found myself preferring even IE on the Mac. It's more than just the fact that a keyboard command existed to resize text, I guess: the Mac screen experience overall just seems easier on my eyes. I was using Opera on Windows before I started switching, solely because it also used keystrokes to enlarge/shrink text, but on the Windows platform, it never looked as "right" or as smooth as on any OSX browser I used.

Igner: I am well aware of how I can resize text in IE [and I still do it constantly at home, on my budget PC], but, as you say, it's awkward. To me, it's unsatisfactory that IE still offers no keyboard shortcuts for this, not to mention that the size choices are few.

Lapo: good tip. I'll just add that, to find the precise place in your text again, you should copy more than a word. Instead of "dramatically", you can drag the mouse over some portion of text such as "increased dramatically by the end of", and paste THAT into the Command-F Find dialog. You don't have to be precise about what you select; just drag across a few words and you'll very likely find your reading place immediately.


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