QuickReference Pane magnification?

I run on a Mac Air, which has a pretty small screen resolution. So I’m really surprised that ‘100%’ magnification for a 10-point font in the main editing page is so small.

Even moreso, my QuickReference panes are gigantic. Like, bigger than everything else on the screen I can’t even fit a paragraph into them. (example in upload)

How do I fix this? Mostly, how do I make QuickReference panes so that they show a normal size instead of gigantic?


For the first part of your question: you can set the default magnification for editing windows in Preferences > Editing > Default Text Zoom.

As for the second part, I’m not sure. I don’t have that problem on a MacBook. Have you tried making the text smaller (click in the QR window and press “cmd-shift-,” as many times as you need to) then closing the window and reopening it to see if the new setting sticks?


If brookter’s suggestion doesn’t work, then…




…will change the zoom level for you in QuickReference.


Briar Kit

Hmm, Default doesn’t seem to do anything in documents I’ve changed the zoom level in.

The keypress to change zoom (Not font!) in fact solved my problem.

I was a little lost without it being controlled on the bar, thanks!


Cmd-shift-, IS cmd-< :wink:

Not sure why setting the default zoom isn’t working though.


I read it as CMD SHIFT HYPHEN (rather than CMD SHIFT COMMA).

Opps :blush:


Briar Kit

Then you’ll just have t’ rein in on the Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Acapulco Gold, … won’t y’? :open_mouth:

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :open_mouth:

Hedonistic flora!!

I was just teasing…

Is there any of that Chateauneuf du Pape left?

Teased. Shamed. Embarrassed. Eyes and brain clearly not working. Let alone synced. :blush:

No stone left unturned, no bottle left unopened … other than the ones in vic-k’s wonderfully febrile imagination. I’m pretty much teetotal. Red Bush tea is as exotic as it gets most days. vic-k was also teasing. :smiley:


Briar Kit