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This is a problem I have been having for ages. I do not fancy the current '2-finger zoom' on trackpad to make websites bigger on Safari. I instead would love to have the '2-finger zoom' affect that Chrome provides - whereby the page's format is preserved, while at the same time, the whole webpage appears larger. (If you could understand what I mean).

Chrome also saves the state of the zoomed webpage even after closing and re-launching the application. For example if I click ('Command' '+' '+') on (AppleInsider.com) to double zoom the page and when I close the webpage or exit Chrome ; upon relaunching, Chrome saves/remembers my last zoom setting on (AppleInsider.com). Remembering the saved state of the web browser zoom is a very useful feature and I'm sure many others would agree with me.

Users don't have to re-click 'Command' '+' '+' each time a webpage is launched and that will allow for a beautiful browsing experience !

Two of the solutions I describe below, remembers the saved zoom state of a webpage but they aren't perfect :

I have tried an extension called 'AllPagesZoom' - the problem is, when a webpage is launched, the zoomed webpage appears hacked and there are restrictions to zoom percentages.

I have tried CSS code on Safari but it only enlarges the text but the images aren't resized according to proportion. Chrome has a perfect zooming capability but unfortunately I feel - with Mountain Lion, Safari 6 integrates much better and I need to use Safari.

It will be really nice if the community has a solution to Safari's zooming problem or even any other ideas not mentioned above.

Thanks for your time.

asked Aug 19 '12 at 07:27

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edited Aug 19 '12 at 20:30

Well if one product gives you what you want and the other doesn't ....... !

answered Aug 19 '12 at 10:29

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Stay with the product that doesn't do what I want!

(Aug 19 '12 at 15:40) pjob797 pjob797's gravatar image

I'm not completely understanding what you are saying, but you can always "Command" + "+" to make the page larger. The page isn't altered in any way, except that it's magnified.

answered Aug 19 '12 at 15:31

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Hi there,

You have identified a mistake I made on my earlier posting. Thank you. I have now updated my post. Please check. The issue is with Chrome's ability to save the state of a webpage zoomed while Safari doesn't have this feature.

(Aug 19 '12 at 18:15) dinesh dinesh's gravatar image
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