How To Change Default Zoom Level In Chrome and Chrome OS

If you have opted to use Chrome options as a tab, you will get an extra control, to set the default zoom level for web pages. Here is how to change the default zoom level in Chrome and Chrome OS.

Default Zoom Level

Default Zoom Level

How to Change Default Zoom Level in Chrome & Chrome OS

1. Make sure that you use Google Chrome 9 (beta, dev), Google Chrome 10 (Canary) or a recent Chromium build. For example, you could type about: in the address bar.
2. Type about:flags in the address bar.
3. Click “Enable” next to Tabbed Settings and then click the “Restart” button at the bottom of the page. This will restart the browser.
4. Click the wrench menu and select Options.
5. Select Under the hood and pick a value from the “Page zoom” drop-down.

If you don’t like Chrome’s tabbed settings interface, you can go back to the standard settings dialog by disabling Tabbed Settings from about:flags. You won’t lose the default zoom level, but you’ll have to switch to the tabbed interface if you want to change it.

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  • maldar 07/01/2011, 8:56 pm

    I have a question about the canary build.
    Does it have a big advantage? Somebody experienced that?
    I now use the dev version which I think is ‘beta’ enough.

    • chrome story 08/01/2011, 2:14 am

      Its good for people who wants to use stable version for regular use and have an option to try latest bleeding edge stuff too, without hurting the regular browser settings.

      If you are using dev build of chrome it may not be a great use, but sometimes I see things being implemented there first, but something they put things on chromium first .. 🙂

      • maldar 08/01/2011, 3:37 pm

        okj, I will keep just the dev version. I don’t die when I get a special update one day later 😀

  • Doug 07/01/2011, 9:02 pm

    This is not an option on my Chrome OS netbook (Chrome OS (Official Build fd028a5b) beta x86-mario
    Google Chrome 8.0.552.343) Maybe I need to change from Beta channel to Development?

    • chrome story 08/01/2011, 2:16 am

      I will check this on my Chromium installation and let you know here ..

  • Epsen 08/01/2011, 12:19 am

    Thank you so much for this! Finally they added this functionality! Now I don’t have to use that half-good extension anymore.

  • Pat 29/03/2011, 11:02 am

    I would like to see google make one button, easy, non-techie options. I get messages saying to “set zoom to default”.

    From the above article, it looks like my settings are on default.

    But I really don’t know.

    When the message comes up, it should say HOW to fix whatever it is talking about.

    And have a simple button to click for non-advanced users.

    Everybody who raves about the things they like (above – I cannot understand what they are talking about, though), can use an “Advanced” option.