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« on: February 26, 2021, 08:58:51 PM »
 

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Sometimes when I press Alt + Tab to switch between open windows the display zooms in, almost like a magnifier app.
The display then pans around with the cursor.

The only way to fix it is to restart.

Is this a known bug or have I accidentally pressed some magic key combo for turning on the magnifier?
 


Re: Display zooms in
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2021, 11:50:21 AM »
 

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Is this happening when you have firefox running and a webpage open, and then try to switch to another application window like gimp or thunar? It could be caused by the web page code i/e a page with images that allow mouse over zooming and also include keystroke shortcuts in the object code, something that is happening more these days because of android compatible pages.

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Re: Display zooms in
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2021, 07:59:46 PM »
 

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It usually happens while I am flicking between the following windows:
  • Brave/Chrome browser with tutorials or Udemy course.
  • Brave/Chrome browser that is running my webpage that I am working on. (Very basic as I am still learning)
  • Sublime text where I am coding the page.
  • Terminal window where I am running the development server for the webpage

It has happened a couple of times over the last couple of months, and I don't think I was running this exact setup each time.
 

Re: Display zooms in
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2021, 08:18:22 AM »
 

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Try: alt+Super(Windows key)+8 when zoom sticks. Toggles zoom.

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/190289/xfce-entered-zoom-mode-how-do-i-exit
I'm not sure what is causing the zoom to activate in the first place, probably the combination of software you are running at the time, none of which I use on a normal day other than the terminal.

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Re: Display zooms in
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2021, 02:23:29 PM »
 

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Awesome thanks!
I will wait until it happens again and try the "Alt + Widows Key + 8" solution.
 


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