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In OS X Lion, I want to zoom in to an area of the screen, and then lock the zoom there regardless of where I move my cursor (by default the zoomed-in area will follow my cursor position).

I read about a hack where you press CmdShift4 and then Esc while zoomed, but that didn't work for me.

The zoom options are under System Preferences > Universal Access > Seeing > Zoom.

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Only when the pointer reaches an edge is the best you can do. What you want is the opposite of accessibility. Please explain what you actually want to achieve, maybe there's a better solution. – Daniel Beck Jun 16 '12 at 5:06
I'm a web developer. So I want to zoom in on an area of the screen while I adjust pixel alignment, colors, etc.. So I would have an area of the screen zoomed in while i'm editing code or using Firebug. – mark Jun 18 '12 at 18:32

Use the right tool for the job. In this case, xScope, which gives you a zoom loupe that can be locked.


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thanks for the suggestion, this looks very useful – mark Jun 20 '12 at 21:36

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