Friday, November 5, 2010


Okay, am I the last person to learn this???  J

So I’m looking at some pretty photo on the Internet, and I’ve already clicked on “Larger Image”, but I’m still wishing that the photo was bigger.  Sigh.

Well, I don’t know how we got to talking about it, but all of a sudden my sweet husband is telling me about Ctrl+ and Ctrl-.  WoW!  They have changed my computer viewing world!

Let’s say you’re on a photo, for example, the “Chilly Today” piece that I put on my blog yesterday.  And let’s say you’ve already clicked on it to make it bigger… 

If you want it even bigger than that, you hold down the Ctrl key and press the + sign as many times as you want to make the image larger.  WAY larger!!!

And to make it smaller, yup, Ctrl and the minus sign.

And to return the image to its original size, press Ctrl plus the numeral zero.  (reset)

I just love seeing details and super large images.  Gosh, I wish I had known about this sooner!  There’s just no telling what all Mr. Man (AKA Mr. Computer Whiz) knows that I don’t even know to ask about!!

So, enjoy those images up close and personal now.

(Unless you already knew about this, too.  In which case I will say, “never mind”.)  J


Lucky Dog  ♥


  1. the older i get, the bigger fan i am of the "Ctrl +"'s a lifesaver for my failing eyes (especially when i'm trying to read those teeeny weeeeny letters in e-mails!!). have a great weekend! :)))

  2. Did not know that! Thanks, Lucky Dog and Lucky Hubbie!!

  3. Just decided to try it and I'm ashamed to say that I can't figure out how to "click it for a larger image."

  4. Hey, Kim, you mean when you click on my Chilly photo, it doesn't open up by itself, bigger??

    That's when you can use the CTRL + and stuff.

  5. Hi Donna,

    I didn't know about this feature either, so thank you and hubby for the info. I will definitely be using it in the near future.

    Linda E.