Zoom In and Slow Down with XP or W7

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by rdlsmith, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. rdlsmith

    rdlsmith Bit Poster

    I use the Control Key + Mouse scrolling to zoom in on areas of my screen. There may be a setting in System Preferences to allow this but I couldn't find it before writing this. Maybe it is a common thing now.

    I've tried this action with both XP and Windows 7 with the exact same results. It doesn't affect the Mac side but the Windows side is unusable for a period of time, maybe 15 to 30 seconds. During this time you can hear the HD churning.

    Again, give focus to any Mac application or within Windows. Hold the control key down and at the same time scroll up with your mouse to Zoom In and then Scroll down to Zoom back out.

    I have the latest version of Snow Leopard and the latest version of Parallels 5 as of this writing. I've tried this with both a Magic Mouse and a USB Apple Mouse. I'm using a small Apple bluetooth wireless keyboard. The machine is the new i7 iMac.

    I can't seem to narrow down the cause and I'm wondering if others here might be able to reproduce the issue.

    If so, how does one report such a thing without "paying" for support? Any ideas on how to resolve it without going through that painful process?

  2. galaxy

    galaxy Bit Poster

    zoom slow down

    So I guess there's still no fix for this.

    I get this all the time too. When you zoom all the way back out, then Win XP is unresponsive and Activity Monitor shows maxed out disk activity. This will happen for 10-15 seconds, then the disk activity drops and its back to normal.

    Does anyone know if this is fixed in 6.0?

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