The zoom feature in IE 7
The zoom feature in Opera 9
Keyboard and mouse shortcutsIn both IE 7 and Opera 9, you can hold down the Ctrl key while scrolling with the mouse wheel to zoom in and out.
Keyboard shortcuts for IE 7
Zoom in respectively out: Ctrl + +/-.
Restore it to the default 100% zoom: Ctrl + 0.
Keyboard shortcuts for Opera 9
Zoom in respectively out: +/-.
Restore it to the default 100% zoom: * (in my opinion, this is a bad choice since it doesn't work on non-English keyboard layouts).
Default Zoom settingsWell hidden away, in Internet Options in IE 7 and Preferences in Opera 9, you have the possibility to decide what the default zoom setting for newly opened tabs should be. It can be found for IE 7 under Internet options > Advanced > Accessibility: It can be found for Opera 9 under Preferences > Web pages:
A Web Developer and designer perspectiveA fantastic benefit of the Zoom feature is to finally be able to make the designers happy. If you have a design of a web site where everything on it has a relation to the other parts, for instance, with a nice grid system layout, everything will still look the same! No relations lost! Only difference is that it will be bigger or smaller.
Firefox and Safari, step up! Implement the Zoom feature now! Put the end users in control of their web surfing! Everyone, end users, web developers and designers alike, will be happy, grateful and will spread the name of your product!