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Zooming out

I'm playing the sims 4 on a laptop with no mouse I am wondering how I zoom out. Thank you in advance:):)

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  • BunnDaleBunnDale Posts: 165 Member
    My mouse has a roll wheel in between the left and right buttons... I use that to zoom
  • ceyricceyric Posts: 1,583 Member
    BunnDale wrote: »
    My mouse has a roll wheel in between the left and right buttons... I use that to zoom

    The OP is on a LAPTOP with no mouse.

    To answer your question OP, I don't know yet, I haven't gotten to play yet.
    keep on keepin' on
  • sillyangel0906sillyangel0906 Posts: 5,320 Member
    Try using the down arrow.
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  • Jlm0072012Jlm0072012 Posts: 159 Member
    I tried to down button it just puts it at a different camera angle. Wish they wouldn't of taken that stuff out.
  • Kamb64Kamb64 Posts: 2,542 Member
    Have you googled it?
  • quasha81388quasha81388 Posts: 255 Member
    im on laptop also and i have to use the up and down keys... but do you know how to look up like you could in sims 3 like look up at the sky
  • DCExplorerDCExplorer Posts: 724 Member
    I just learned this trick from someone a second ago :)

    "x" key for zooming out
    "z" key for zooming in
  • Jlm0072012Jlm0072012 Posts: 159 Member
    > @DCExplorer said:
    > I just learned this trick from someone a second ago
    >
    > "x" key for zooming out
    > "z" key for zooming in

    Thank you:):)
  • Olivesims2Olivesims2 Posts: 362 Member
    is they a key combination for rotating the camera,
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  • kateoverendkateoverend Posts: 7,984 Member
    DCExplorer thank you for this information :)
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  • DCExplorerDCExplorer Posts: 724 Member
    Hi Kate :) *waves*

    You're both very welcome!

    @Olivesims2, I just looked up the keys in my old TS3 book, and here are a few more. I couldn't find any to rotate the camera up and down though :(

    "," (Comma) Rotates left
    "." (Period) Rotates right
    arrow keys move forward backward and side to side
  • Bear31Bear31 Posts: 3,412 Member
    Jlm0072012 wrote: »
    I'm playing the sims 4 on a laptop with no mouse I am wondering how I zoom out. Thank you in advance:):)

    I have a laptop too.......I have learned that you can zoom out via the vid camera icon in the top right corner to zoom in and out.....OR to zoom in and out, I believe that you can grab a hold of the floor, wherever you are, and move your finger back and forth on the mouse pad......the second is if I am remembering correctly, the first you can definitely do!
  • Jlm0072012Jlm0072012 Posts: 159 Member
    To rotate the camera up and down it's the x y keys :)
  • RUBILEEJENKINSRUBILEEJENKINS Posts: 1 New Member
    (-) and (+)
  • cauliflowerscauliflowers Posts: 5,782 Member
    nothing you can do; you are doomed
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  • TheSims6656TheSims6656 Posts: 4 New Member
    > @Jlm0072012 said:
    > I'm playing the sims 4 on a laptop with no mouse I am wondering how I zoom out. Thank you in advance:):)

    I'm on a laptop playing the Sims 4 and I use the minus - key to zoom out and the plus/equals + = sign to zoom out!
    PS: I use this key < to rotate left and this key > to rotate right!
  • DeKayDeKay Posts: 67,367 Member
    I thought it was "W" and "X"? Or maybe "Z" and "X"...
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  • kremesch73kremesch73 Posts: 10,474 Member
    As others have said, you can use the 'x' and 'z' keys. In addition, the '-' '='keys will also zoom in and out.

    Navigation shortcuts:

    Q : Quit
    W : forward
    A : left
    S: backward
    D : right
    Z :zoom in (- does the same)
    X : zoom out (= does the same)
    , : rotate left
    . : rotate right

    These key assignments have not changed since S1.

    Dissatisfied with Sims 4 and hoping for a better Sims 5
  • LunaxLunax Posts: 1 New Member
    i sometimes play on my laptop without a mouse and i can zoom in and out with using tow hingers and going up and down on the mousepad.
  • LionKingProLionKingPro Posts: 1 New Member
    use z and x to zoom in and out if you don't have a mouse
  • BabySquareBabySquare Posts: 7,833 Member
    I use the + and - keys, next to the 0 at the top of the keyboard, they're next to the backspace button.
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