Murals are big, like a massive canvas or wall to collaborate on. The more comfortable you get at zooming and scrolling through your mural, the easier it will be to create new content and share it with your team. This will save space in your mural, allowing you to add even more content!

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. Navigate to the lower right corner of your mural

  2. Underneath the mini-map, you'll see a Navigation bar

  3. Click "Zoom settings" to change your navigation settings


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 on Firefox, you can zoom by holding 'ALT' and sliding two fingers up and down the trackpad.

  • ...or, if you're using Google Chrome, 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 Z + marquee select that area.

To zoom out, hold ALT + Z or option + z and click.


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

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


Fit the zoom level to the mural’s content by holding Command + Shift + 0 on a Mac or CTRL + Shift + 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, chief evangelist at MURAL and author of Job's to Be Done, uses navigation here on our blog: Know Your Scales in MURAL.

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