How to Change Default Zoom in Google Chrome?

The default zoom in the Google Chrome web browser is 100%.

You can change it if you like, and here’s how (here I’m using Windows 10 PC):

Open Chrome.

Hit three vertical dots at the top right corner of the screen.

In the menu, hit Settings, which you can find at the bottom.

Click on Appearance from the left sidebar.

Now, you can see Page zoom.

100% as default zoom

Open the drop-down list beside it and select the one you prefer.

Changed default zoom


Remember that the default zoom applies to every page you open in Chrome.

But you can anytime change zoom of the individual page and here’s how:

While you are on the page, click on three vertical dots at the top right of the screen.

In the menu, you can see Zoom, which you can find between Bookmarks and Print.

Beside it, you can view: – (to decrease zoom), zoom of the current page, + (to increase zoom). Also, you can see the full-screen option. Use the zoom option you prefer.


Alternate method

Press Ctrl and + keys simultaneously to increase zoom, and to decrease, you need this key combination (Ctrl and -).

To get the default zoom, you need to press Ctrl and 0 keys simultaneously.

Here’s an important thing to note: if you change the zoom for a page, it’ll apply to the entire site where the page belongs. Also, that one becomes the zoom for that site.

For instance: if you change the zoom while you’re on Google, then that change applies for its search results pages too. 

Also, note that from now on, you’ll see Google with the zoom you set for it. I hope you got the point.