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    Puzzling mouse behavior
    All too often -- and always without warning or discernible action on my part -- the material on the screen greatly expands far beyond the edges of the screen. It seems to me that this occurs when my hand is on the mouse, even only touching it (not moving it, R or L clicking, or...). I am unable to return to normal size. If I'm on a website I can often back-arrow < to the previous screen, but > only returns me to the enlarged page. I've changed batteries in the mouse, been careful about how I maneuver it, but still cannot solve this. Advice?

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    Puzzling mouse behavior
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    Are you using the Apple Magic Mouse? If so, go to System Preferences and check the Mouse preference pane. Look at the Smart Zoom setting and watch the animation to see f that describes what's happening. If it is checked that may be the reason. Uncheck that setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy's husband View Post
    All too often -- and always without warning or discernible action on my part -- the material on the screen greatly expands far beyond the edges of the screen. ... I am unable to return to normal size. ...

    I think that Slydude is onto the solution. But in case his solution doesn't work for you, the next time it happens, try hitting:

    Command - Option - "negative sign key"

    You can hit this key combination several times if doing it once doesn't shrink things down enough.
    Randy B. Singer
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    Good idea Randy. I didn't think of that even though I use that key combination all the time.

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    The OP apparently wasn't still up when you guys posted. Talk about night owls!

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