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Windows 7: Need help to see screen better with degenerative eye condition

14 Mar 2018   #1
Mickyd

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1
 
 
Need help to see screen better with degenerative eye condition

Sorry for the title i am not sure what to put or where to put it truth be told, my dad has degenerative eye condition and they are in a bad way at the moment, one of his joys is using his PC which i built last year - migh seem a silly question but what can i do to help him carry on using it for as long as possible - the monitors 21.5" and its windows 8.1 (yeah i know this si 7 forums i was hoping for faster replies than at 8 forums)
Anyway any help you brilliant lot can give will be AMAZINGLY helpful
Micky


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14 Mar 2018   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

There are several options, the simplest and most expensive is to attach the PC to a larger monitor, you may of course already have a suitable device, Most modern flat screen TVs have inputs for Computer use, (depending on your graphics card you can often have both the current monitor and a big screen TV connected at the same time), this would cost from the cost of a suitable cable right up to a suitable TV, (in this case I would not recommend anything more than a 1920x1080 resolution - Full HD - as this would make everything larger that on a higher resolution 4K - it also keeps cost at the lower end )

If the above is not possible due to budget then windows does have various additional options to improve visual clarity

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...-accessibility

http://www.afb.org/info/living-with-...-options/12345

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Take a look at the above links and when you are happy you understand the options work with your Dad to introduce him to the options you think will help most
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14 Mar 2018   #3
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

My Father has wet Macular Degeneration. I have a laptop with a Samsung SUHD 65" TV as the monitor through HDMI. Works for him. He's been struggling with the disease for about 15 years.
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21 Mar 2018   #4
Mickyd

Windows 7 & Windows 8.1
 
 

Hi sorry it`s taken a week to reply, i was struck down with a bad case of tonsilitus
Thank you for your reply barman58, i have been looking into larger monitor and keyboard we will see how it goes your links were very helpful.
Snick my dad has the same thing only he left it a bit to long methinks but we are doing what we can now
Again Thanks
Mick
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31 Mar 2018   #5
Old Owl

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No idea if it adds anything, but since my eyes also aren't what they used to be I run an 20-inch monitor at a resolution of 1280x960 (it's a 4:3 model). The recommended setting would be 1600x1200, but that's all too small for me. 1280x960 is perfect for now, everything is a little bigger.

And if my eyes get any worse, I'll go for 1024x768.

Old Owl
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31 Mar 2018   #6
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

You can use Microsoft magnifying glass, Start ORB, searchbox type magnifying and click Magnify portions of the screen using Magnify, or press and hold CTRL & press + or - to change view, or CTRL 0 (zero not letter O) to return to default setting. My father has Macular Degeneration and he uses CTRL option as apposed to Magnifier.
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