ابحث في الدعم

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

Excel missing zoom in/out feature

more options

Hi! I use excel in the firefox browser and I realized that the zoom in/out feature that is usually at the bottom right corner of the browser is not there. I can use the default zoom in/out with command +/- (mac) that's built into the browser but that zooms all other screens as well and doesn't exactly give me what I'm looking for. I've checked all settings in excel and I'm not seeing anything. In chrome the zoom is right where it's supposed to be so I'm wondering if this is broken or missed? I've attached a side by side screenshot to compare.

Any info is appreciated! Thanks!

Hi! I use excel in the firefox browser and I realized that the zoom in/out feature that is usually at the bottom right corner of the browser is not there. I can use the default zoom in/out with command +/- (mac) that's built into the browser but that zooms all other screens as well and doesn't exactly give me what I'm looking for. I've checked all settings in excel and I'm not seeing anything. In chrome the zoom is right where it's supposed to be so I'm wondering if this is broken or missed? I've attached a side by side screenshot to compare. Any info is appreciated! Thanks!
Attached screenshots

All Replies (4)

more options

Does this happen in private mode.

more options

Hi Lindsay, I'm pretty sure that this is intentional behaviour on the part of Microsoft. MS may plan to bring the feature to Excel in Firefox. I would suggesting asking MS support if this is intentional.

more options

Hi, i have the same problems and found a workaround but only to "show" the zooming options but don't work as intended.

  • You need to browse to about:config accept "Accept the Risk and Continue"
  • In Search preference name write exactly this general.useragent.override
  • The only item showing is to make a new reg (if not already created) select String
  • Click the + and put your user-agent of choice.
  • Example: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/106.0.0.0 Safari/537.36
  • Click the (checkmark)
  • Open a new Excel online file, or Refresh your browser

And you got the zooming tools at the bottom and in the View tab, you'll see the zooming tools in the middle.

But... it did't work... apparently the fault is MS and MOZILLA both, if not this would working...

more options

Unfortunately, Mozilla never adopted one of the non-standard style properties from Internet Explorer, but everyone else did.

https://developer.mozilla.org/docs/Web/CSS/zoom

Since the controls don't work in Firefox, the page hides them. Although there are much harder ways for websites to zoom portions of a page, the developers of Excel online did not implement those. There is a bug on file with Mozilla requesting that it make an exception to its usual stance on non-standard properties, but I don't know whether that will eventually come to pass. At least for the foreseeable future, you'll only be able to use the browser's own zoom (hold down the Command key and tap + to enlarge or - to reduce).