My Zoom Tool Has Reversed It's Self

by aloise

Q: I used to be able to use the zoom for zooming in and used alt zoom to zoom out. Now it has reversed it's self and I don't know why or how to get it back.

A: I hate when Elements doesn't do what I know it should do. The one that usually gets me is when I hide a selection, then I forget I have an active selection and I try to clone in another area and nothing happens.

I think your problem has an easy solution. To get the Zoom tool working the way your used to try this:

  • Select the Zoom tool from the Toolbox

  • Go up to the top-left of the Options bar and click on the zoom icon with the plus sign (see photo)

Now occasionally a tool will just start acting flaky for no good reason. So if you find that you have the right setting in the Options bar and it still is doing the reverse of what you want, try this:

  • Select the Zoom tool from the Toolbox

  • Go up to the top-left of the Options bar and click on the little arrow just to the left of the zoom icons

  • From the drop-down menu choose Reset Tool

Hopefully one of these actions will take care of your problem. Add a comment to this page and let us know how it turns out.

Thank you for your question and good luck!

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Zoom Tool Reversal
by: Tony

Thanks Aloise (from Cheshire) for sorting out that aggravating little problem. As with most of these little aggravations which are sent to bug us, it's easy to sort out when you know how! It's the getting to know how which is the tedious and difficult part!

Thanks a million.

You're welcome Tony, glad you found it helpful! - Rick

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