Ubuntu – Zoom desktop tool for Ubuntu 14

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I need a "zoom tool" for the entire screen because I want to control a bar with the mouse (time bar, like youtube) from an web-based audio player. The problem is that this player is too small and when I try to zoom-in (with Ctrl+Mouse Wheel), all characters, pictures are zoomed in, but not the Audio Player (it keeps its size).

Any suggestions? Thank you in advance. I have Ubuntu 14.04 with a Nvidia and I use the audio player normally within Firefox.

Best Answer

You can use Compiz Settings Manager for this.

 sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Run it from the Dash and navigate to Enhanced Zoom Desktop.

Enable it by putting the tick. You can put the keys bindings for Zooming in and Zooming out.

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For Ubuntu 16.04


Press Ctrl + Alt + T

The terminal opens, type

apt install compizconfig-settings-manager

Go to Ubuntu icon on Top Left corner of desktop

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Click on it and type compiz

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Click on the compiz icon that appers in the window

The following window opens:

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Click on OK

Go to Accebility --> Enhanced Zoom Desktop --> Tick the box

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Click on Enhanced Zoom Desktop

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Click on Zoom In Key --> Disabled

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Tick the box Enabled

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Click on Grab Key Combination

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Press together

Ctrl + F7

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Click on OK

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Click on Zoom Out Key --> Disabled

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Tick on the box Enabled

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Click on Grab Key Combination

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Press together

Ctrl + F6

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Click on OK

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Close the window

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From now on

to Zoom In press

Ctrl + F7

and to Zoom Out press

Ctrl + F6