Balsamiq Community Discussion

Zoom level not remembered between sessions


I open a project and one of my screens shows a blank area, basically zoomed in on empty space. I then press Ctrl - 0 to fit to windows and all is good. I close Balsamiq and reopen the same file and I’m back to looking at empty space again. It doesn’t seem to remember the zoom level of any of the screens.

I am using 3.999.438 - 04/28/2015 08:38


Hey @mikecimelli, sorry for the trouble. You are right—we don’t remember your zoom settings across launches. I’ll add your vote to our internal tracker for that feature. Thanks!


I’d add my voice to the (apparently very quiet) chorus here - I’d love to have zoom remembered or, alternatively, have the ability to apply a holistic zoom level to a project. Spending 5-10 minutes resizing 100+ mockups in a project first thing isn’t the end of the world but that doesn’t make it fun, either.


Totally agree with this. Frustrating to have to resize my mockups every time I open Balsamiq.


Hi all,

Great news! We just released our latest official version (3.3.1):

We now do a better job at re-creating the exact situation you were in when you last closed a project, by saving zoom level and canvas scroll position on a cookie on your computer.

Thanks for requesting it! :smile:

You can get the new version (3.3.1) here:

And the complete release notes are here: