Most major TV networks such as ABC, NBC, and CBS post reruns of your favorite shows on their websites for free viewing. I’ve been happily enjoying these free shows for quite some time. Sadly, most of the sites don’t offer true full-screen viewing without the distraction of the website, browser windows, and other interface elements.
Thankfully, Mac OS X has a built-in cure via its Universal Access zooming feature. Here’s how to use it:
1. Go to the Apple Menu, and choose System Preferences.
2. Select Universal Access.
3. Under Zoom, select On.
4. Quit System Preferences.
2. Find your favorite show, and choose an episode to view.
3. Use the keyboard shortcuts Command + Option + Plus Sign (+) and Command + Option + Minus Sign (-) to zoom in and out.
4. Move the mouse around to position the screen.
5. Hit the Esc key to hide the mouse.
6. Sit back and enjoy.
Apple does a decent job of scaling via its Quartz technology. Of course, the quality won’t be as great as a show purchased from iTunes – but, hey, it’s free.