How to scale a graphical window



Mouse gestures

Double the viewport
Half the viewport

Command name



Scale the viewport of one or more graphical windows by a factor. A factor greater than 1 scales up, a scale factor less than one scales down.

If the command is started from the graphical window's menu, the context menu or by a mouse stroke then the destination window is implicitly assumed.

In all other cases the destination window must be explicitly defined if the window layout contains more than one window. The destination window is identified by a digitized point or by typing its identifier. Since the identifiers are powers of two (e.g. 1, 2, 4, ...) a set of destination windows can be defined by adding the identifiers of all windows of the set (e.g. 1 + 2 + 4 for windows 1, 2 and 4). A destination set containing all windows is indicated by the identifier -1.


For dynamic scaling, a special command is available.