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How to set a default zoom level in Firefox

How to set a default zoom level in Firefox

If you are browsing with Mozilla Firefox, you can now set a default zoom level for all websites. You can also set custom zoom levels for individual websites. This feature has been added to Firefox 73, which was released on February 11, 2020.

How to set a default zoom level for all websites

It’s easy to tell Firefox to automatically zoom in or out on every site you visit. To get started, click the menu button in the upper-right corner of the Firefox window, and then select «Options» (on a Mac, select «Preferences»).

Click "Options."

Scroll down to the «Language and Appearance» section of the General panel. Click the «Default Zoom» box in the «Zoom» section and select the desired zoom level. You can choose a zoom level between 30 and 300 percent.

If you want, you can also check the «Zoom in only text» option. This will increase or decrease the text on a webpage, but will not increase the rest of the content, such as images.

Firefox's default zoom option.

If you don’t see the «Default Zoom» option, you’ll need to update Firefox. Click Menu> Help> About Firefox to check for updates.

How to set a zoom level for a website

To quickly set a different zoom level for a specific website, click the menu button in the upper right, and then click the plus (+) or minus (-) sign to zoom in or out, respectively. You can see the current zoom level in the address bar.

Firefox will remember the zoom level set for each website.

Firefox option to enlarge by site.

If you just want to resize the text, click «View» in the menu bar, hover over «Zoom,» and then click «Zoom Text Only.»

There are also some useful shortcuts that you can use to zoom in or out quickly. Press Ctrl on Windows or Cmd on Mac while doing any of the following:

  • Scroll in or zoom out to zoom in or out.
  • Press the plus sign (+) to increase or the minus sign (-) to decrease.
  • Press zero to restore the zoom level to 100%.

These new and old features can help you reduces eye fatigue and make it easier to read on the web.

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