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Windows 7: Magnifier Exit Shortcut

02 Jun 2009   #1
claytoncarney

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit OEM
 
 
Magnifier Exit Shortcut

Anyone know of a keyboard shortcut to exit the Magnifier? I've Googled and all I find is Win + + to open/zoom in and Win + - to zoom out. It's a pain to have to go down to the Taskbar to close the Magnifier. Surely there must be a keyboard shortcut for this...


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02 Jun 2009   #2
jw12345

Windows 7
 
 

I don't think so but an alternate solution might be to simply make an autohotkey script that will load upon windows startup and watch for a keyboard shortcut to be pressed and kills the process.

This would kill magnifier once you press windows+j:
#j::
IfWinExist, Magnifier
WinKill
return

If you aren't familar with AHK, I would gladly compile a simple exe that will do it for you, just let me know what key combo you want and then put the exe in your startup folder. You don't even need to install anything.
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06 Jun 2009   #3
claytoncarney

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit OEM
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion! I've never used AHK before, but this did not work with the Magnifier. It did work with several other applications I tested. Appears to be something unique about Magnifier. Even tried using the ahk_class for detection, but no luck. WinActivate works, but WinKill and WinClose (even Process, Close, Magniy.exe) do nothing with Magnifier. Any ideas?
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06 Jun 2009   #4
jw12345

Windows 7
 
 

hmm, that's odd. I tested it on my laptop, build 7137, and it worked perfectly. But right now, my laptop is shipped away for repair, and my desktop is running OS X. Has the magnifier window title changed from build to build or something? Or does anything at all happen when you try the shortcut? I could see maybe it confusing another window that perhaps had "Magnifier" in its title.
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06 Jun 2009   #5
claytoncarney

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit OEM
 
 

Here's one version I've tried:

DetectHiddenWindows, On
#j::
IfWinExist, ahk_class MagUIClass
{
WinActivate, ahk_class MagUIClass
WinKill, ahk_class MagUIClass
return
}

When Magnifier is running and I type Win+J, the Magnifier window pops up, but it does not close. I'm running 64-bit Build 7100.
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06 Jun 2009   #6
jw12345

Windows 7
 
 

What happens when you run simply:
#j::
IfWinExist, Magnifier
WinKill
return

I admit I don't know much about AHK except the basics, but it seems like this'd be trivial to do, and I'm not sure why it doesn't work.
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06 Jun 2009   #7
claytoncarney

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit OEM
 
 

No visible response to the script provided. Very weird. It works for NotePad, Explorer, Firefox, etc., but does nothing with Magnifier.
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19 Jun 2009   #8
Guy Barker

Windows
 
 

The keyboard shortcut to exit the Windows 7 Magnifier is Win+Escape.

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19 Jun 2009   #9
njel

Windows 7 Build 7232 x64 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Guy Barker View Post
The keyboard shortcut to exit the Windows 7 Magnifier is Win+Escape.

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19 Jun 2009   #10
claytoncarney

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit OEM
 
 

Fantastic! Thank you very much.
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