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Windows 7: Magnifier Gadget; Getting It To Magnify-How ?


22 Nov 2010   #1

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Magnifier Gadget; Getting It To Magnify-How ?

Hello,

I'm sure I'm doing something really dumb, but cannot seem to get that Magnifier gadget that comes with Windows 7 to work.

When I open it up, I do get the bezel that looks like a magnifier, and I can move it all over the text or a screen just fine, but nothing inside of it seems magnified.

What am I doing wrong, or not doing, please ?

Thanks,
Bob


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22 Nov 2010   #2

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Bob, type magnifier in search
When it comes up hit the plus sign. The entire page will magnify.
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22 Nov 2010   #3

 

Put your cursor where you want the focus, then hold down the windows key on keyboard and press the + key next to backspace. Each time you press it, the screen will zoom. Windows plus the - (minus) zooms out. Winkey + = zoom in Winkey - = zoom out.
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22 Nov 2010   #4

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Mine zooms just by hitting the plus or minus
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22 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
Hello,

I'm sure I'm doing something really dumb, but cannot seem to get that Magnifier gadget that comes with Windows 7 to work.

When I open it up, I do get the bezel that looks like a magnifier, and I can move it all over the text or a screen just fine, but nothing inside of it seems magnified.

What am I doing wrong, or not doing, please ?

Thanks,
Bob
The part that looks like a little magnifier-glass is an icon only, and is there to provide a place from which you can access it's settings. If you click it, you get this:
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Clicking the "Views" option brings up a menu from which you can select "Full Screen", "Lens" or "Docked" options:
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I keep mine set to the "Lens" option in magnifier (when I have it running):
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If you click the small little gear in the magnifier window, you can access other options and settings:
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22 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
Put your cursor where you want the focus, then hold down the windows key on keyboard and press the + key next to backspace. Each time you press it, the screen will zoom. Windows plus the - (minus) zooms out. Winkey + = zoom in Winkey - = zoom out.

instead of the + or - you can also use your mouse scroll wheel to zoom in and out while pressing the Ctrl key. Just FYI
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22 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
From OP:

Hi,

Great Forum.

Thanks for info.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Bob
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22 Nov 2010   #8

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Same to you Bob, not too much Turkey, now.
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