Navigate a mural: zooming & scrolling

Improve your ability to explore many ideas at once, spatially


Murals are big. They are like huge boards or or canvases or walls you collaborate on. Get comfortable zooming and scrolling (moving around) quickly. 


If something is too small to read, zoom in to see the detail instead of making it larger.


To change your zoom and pan settings:

  1. Click on your avatar
  2. Click on Account Settings
  3. Select 'Navigation' from the left-hand side





When you create your first mural, the default zoom is 100%. This means you are seeing the real size of each element you add. 

    • If you're using a trackpad, you can zoom by holding 'ALT' and sliding two fingers up and down the trackpad.

    • ...or, you can pinch to zoom:


    • If you're using a mouse, just use your scroll wheel to zoom in and out.

    • When the zoom level changes, you'll see on the screen which zoom level you are currently seeing. 



Zooming In or Out of a Specific Area

To zoom in on a particular part of the mural, hold the space bar + command (CTRL on a PC) and select that area.


To zoom out, hold spacebar + command (control on a PC) + alt 





To scroll (move around) with the mouse, hold spacebar and click + drag the background. 



Or, use two fingers on trackpad to scroll, like scrolling in a document or website.





Fit the zoom level to the mural’s content by holding Command + 0 on a Mac (Control + 0 on a PC) 




Now, you can quickly get anywhere you want on a mural, impressing your colleagues with your vast knowledge of shortcuts and navigation tools. 



Bonus tip: see how MURAL's on Jim Kalbach uses navigation here on our blog: Know Your Scales in MURAL.

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