Trouble zooming in on an image in a post

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Let's say I visit a blog post like this one: What’s New in Microsoft Teams | May 2023 - Microsoft Community Hub. There is a screenshot on this post that I want to look at more closely but it's too small to read the text. If I hover my mouse over the image, the cursor changes to a "plus sign magnifying glass". Great—I should be able to see it bigger!


However, when I click on the image, it opens in a "lightbox"-style popover as I might expect, but it's now smaller than it was in the post itself. I eventually discover that there is a "full-screen" button barely visible in the top-right corner when I mouse over the picture which does display it larger, but it also switches my browser to full-screen mode, which I did not want.


I hope you will agree that there is an opportunity here to improve the user experience. 

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@RyanSteele-CoV Hi, 

Please see how much zoom I have, but I have custom scaling in Windows and other additional settings - maybe try to do it :)


Make Windows easier to see - Microsoft Support


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Hi @A1, and thanks for the tip. I neglected to mention that the issue specifically affects images with a width greater than the width of the lightbox. Here's a screenshot which illustrates it well. Note that the image in the lightbox is displayed smaller than the image in the post:





Sorry but a little I do not understand, I use a split screen and everything is fine.





best response confirmed by RyanSteele-CoV (Brass Contributor)

@A1 I'm not sure what you mean when you say "everything is fine". Your first screenshot clearly shows that the image in the lightbox is SMALLER than the image in the blog post. As far as I can tell, there is no easy way to view a large image in a blog post at actual size.


To be clear, I am not posting here to solicit help from the community. Rather, I am attempting to bring this shortcoming to the attention of someone on the Microsoft Tech Community team so it can be addressed. It is disappointing, if not surprising, that nobody from Microsoft has responded.


.I've been here a long time and I've gotten used to coping with zooms without a problem - so for me it's all good, but I don't expect a change in the design of the MTC website in this regard.

I like reading and learning what to look for and avoid info from others experienced matters.