Zoom

In graphical user interfaces, to “zoom” or “zoom in” is to make a window larger to see the window’s contents more clearly.

Typically, there is a zoom box in one corner of the window. When you select the zoom box the first time, the system expands the window to fill the entire screen. (This is sometimes called maximizing.) When you select it again, the window shrinks to its original size. (This is sometimes called restoring.)

Many applications also provide a zoom feature, which enlarges the view of an object enabling you to see more detail.

NOTE: For the video communications app, please see What is Zoom?

 

 

 

Abby Braden
Abby Braden is an award-winning writer and editor for websites such as TechnologyAdvice.com, Webopedia.com, and Project-Management.com, where she covers technology trends and enterprise and SMB project management platforms. When she’s not writing about technology, she enjoys giving too many treats to her dog and coaching part-time at her local gym.

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