This is just the most bizarre behavior: certain Web sites I visit automatically zoom in 150% or 200% in Chrome on my MacBook. Which means I have to them immediately zoom OUT so it’s not insanely big type. What’s the fix?
I’ve noticed the same thing on my version of Google Chrome too and I have to say it’s a rather confusing behavior because it seems to just remember the last zoom level you were at for that page and automatically reapply it each time you go back. Helpful sometimes, I suppose, since there are some sites where the text is just too darn small, but there are other times when you want to zoom in for a specific article or photo. And sometimes it seems to refuse to adjust, as I found with my intuitive.com site where every time I went Chrome would show it to me at 200% zoom regardless of the fact that every time I went I immediately unzoomed it (zoomed out?) to 110%
Determined to figure out the problem I rummaged through all the Google Chrome for Mac settings and did finally dig it up, though it’s quite a journey to find it!
Start by going to “Preferences…”
Now make sure you’ve clicked on “Settings” on the left side:
Then you’ll need to scroll down, down, down, until you find this:
Click on “Show advanced settings…” and scroll down even further until you find this:
Still hard to know that this is where you need to go, isn’t it?
Click on “Content settings…” and scroll down until you find “Zoom Levels”:
One more click and, finally, you’ll see what’s going on. Click on “Manage…”
Ahhh…. so you can see that on some sites my default zoom level is less than 100% and on others it’s quite a bit higher. How I got to 175% on bp.blogspot.com I have no idea as I don’t recall ever going to that site.
This page doesn’t let you search so you’ll have to just scroll down to find the site in question. For me, it’s intuitive.com, as I said earlier, and here’s what I found:
Once you put the cursor over the entry, you can see that an “x” shows up. Click it and the zoom level entry vanishes from the Google Chrome settings.