How to Set a Default Zoom Level in Safari for Mac

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Safari, the default web browser on Mac, lets you reduce or enlarge both the content and the text of all or some specific websites. Relieve the pressure on your eyes and navigate better by setting a default zoom level in the browser.

How to set a default zoom level for all websites

Start by opening the “Preferences” menu. Find it by clicking Safari> Preferences in the top menu bar.

Safari preferences

In the window that opens, click Websites> Zoom to page. You can now open the “When visiting other websites” drop-down menu to select the desired zoom level for all websites.

Safari Preferences Menu

How to set a default zoom level for a single website

Setting the individual page zoom level for specific websites takes just four clicks. In the top menu bar, click Safari> Settings for this website.

Safari settings for this website

Select the current zoom setting next to “Page Zoom” and click on the desired setting.

Safari settings for this website menu

To reset the zoom level to 100% on any website, press Command + 0. Hold down the command and press the Minus (-) or Plus (+) key to reduce or enlarge the website, respectively.

You can also hold Option + Command and press the Minus (-) or Plus (+) key to reduce or enlarge only the text on the website.

To set a default zoom level for the text of a single website, hold down the Option key and click “View”. While holding Option, click on “Enlarge text” or “Reduce text”.

These settings should make using Safari less restrictive and provide you with a more pleasant overall browsing experience.

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