If you notice that all videos are zoomed in Windows 10, it’s highly likely that you have zoomed in accidentally and you can zoom out quickly using your mouse scroll button. Other solutions include running the troubleshooter, changing your zoom settings, switching your user account, updating drivers, checking your power plan and updating Windows. Spare a bit of your time to check out this article and enjoy videos to the fullest on your PC.
An Analysis Of The Issue
On Windows 10, you can choose to zoom in as you watch videos and the system is going to remember that. Hence, once it comes to all videos are zoomed in Windows 10, you should take zoom settings into account.
Graphics Card Driver
Generally speaking, the graphics card driver is what allows the operating system and applications to make use of the graphics card. Needless to say, if the driver is damaged, corrupted or out-of-date, the performance of features would suffer and zooming is not an exception. All of the videos you watch on your Windows 10 are zoomed in? Then it’s wise to give the graphics card driver some thought.
On Windows computers, it’s possible to have multiple user accounts. If one of the user accounts gets corrupted due to bad memory, forced shutdown, or malware infection, processes on that account should go haywire.
Mouse Scroll Key
To take care of zooming problems on Windows PC, you can take advantage of the mouse scroll key. Press the Ctrl key then rotate the mouse scroll wheel backward.
- Step 1: Press Windows key + R to open Run.
- Step 2: Type control then hit Enter to open Control panel.
- Step 3: Select Troubleshooting then click Hardware & Sound.
- Step 4: Choose Video Playback then hit Next to start running the Troubleshooter.
- Step 5: Assuming that the troubleshooter manages to identify the root cause, pick Apply this fix then wait until the process wraps up.
- Step 6: Close the troubleshooter then try playing your videos.
Apply Changes To Zoom Settings
- Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings.
- Step 2: Select Ease of access then go to Magnifier.
- Step 3: Toggle the switch below Use the magnifier to “disabled”. If you prefer to keep zoom around, set the zoom level at 100%.
All in all, switching accounts is an effective and effective fix for many problems that plague corrupted user accounts. To switch between accounts, press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to open Security options then select Switch user. In the login screen, select one of the other user accounts then input the password if prompted. All your videos should be back to normal if the issue was caused by the corruption in the original account.
Update Video Drivers
- Step 1: Press Windows + X to open Quick Link Menu.
- Step 2: Select Device Manager to open Device Manager.
- Step 3: Choose the arrow beside the Display adapters then double-click your graphics card.
- Step 4: Go to the Driver tab, hit Update driver then follow onscreen instructions to update the driver.
- Step 5: The moment the process completes, restart your computer then see if the issue persists.
Note: If the zooming issue occurred after updating your device drivers, you will have to roll back to the previous version where everything was working fine.
- Step 1: Press Windows + R to open Run.
- Step 2: Type devmgmt.msc then hit Enter to open Device Manager.
- Step 3: Double-click Display adapters then right-click your graphics card.
- Step 4: Select Properties then go to the Driver tab.
- Step 5: Choose Roll Back Driver then wait as Windows rolls back your driver.
- Step 6: As soon as the process completes, restart your computer.
Think About Power Plan
- Step 1: Press the Windows key, type control panel then hit Enter.
- Step 2: In Control Panel, choose Power Options then click Change plan settings under Selected plan.
- Step 3: Proceed to hit Change advanced power settings.
- Step 4: Hit the “+” sign beside Graphics settings then double-click Graphics power plan.
- Step 5: Click On battery and via the dropdown menu, pick Maximum performance.
- Step 6: Select Plugged in then via the dropdown menu, choose Maximum performance.
- Step 7: Scroll down to Multimedia, click the “+” sign beside it then double-click Video playback.
- Step 8: Click On battery and via the dropdown menu, hit Maximum performance.
- Step 9: Choose Plugged in then via the dropdown menu, select Maximum performance.
- Step 10: Hit Apply, click OK to save changes then close all windows.
- Step 11: Restart your computer.
- Step 1: Press Windows key + I to open Settings.
- Step 2: Double-click Update & Privacy and pick Windows Update
- Step 3: Hit Check for Updates and if an update is available, it will be automatically downloaded and installed.
- Step 4: Once the installation is done, restart your computer and see how things turn out.
Can I Use My Touchpad To Zoom Out?
You can use your laptop’s touchpad to zoom in or out on Windows. To zoom in, place two fingers on your touchpad then stretch out. To zoom out, place two fingers then pinch in.
How Do I Tackle The Crashing Of The Movies & TV App?
If your Movies & TV app keeps crashing, you can fix it by resetting it. To reset, press the Windows key + I to open settings then select Apps. Go to Apps & features then click on Movies & TV. Select Advanced options, scroll down then hit Reset. Once done, your application should be able to world well.
- Use picture-in-picture mode to play videos in mini mode on the Movies & TV app
- To view the transcript in a YouTube video, click the three dots on the bottom right of the video then select Show transcript.
- Have a hard time catching on to the lines in YouTube videos? Click CC on the bottom of the video and subtitles will appear.
Michael Kan has been with Ginno Security Lab since October 2017, covering a wide range of topics, including consumer electronics, cybersecurity, social media, networking, and gaming. Prior to working at Ginno Security Lab he was a foreign correspondent in Beijing for over five years, covering the tech scene in Asia.
Areas of Expertise: Michael Kan has been working as a journalist for about 15 years— He start as a schools and cities reporter in Kansas City. Amazingly he is still here. Lately, he has been following SpaceX’s Starlink network, emerging online cyber threats, and the PC graphics card market (which led him to camp out in front of a Best Buy to get an RTX 3000). He is always eager to learn more, so please jump in the comments with feedback and send he tips.
The Best Tech he has Had:
- First video game console: a Nintendo Famicom
- Sega Saturn despite PlayStation’s popularity.
- The iPod Video received as a gift in college
- Xbox 360 FTW
- The Galaxy Nexus was the first smartphone he was proud to own.
- The PC desktop he built in 2013, which still works to this day.