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Windows 7: How to zoom a specific application's window ???

24 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
How to zoom a specific application's window ???


I have an application, that has fairly small fonts and no option to increase the font size.
So I thought, that maybe there is a way to zoom the window of that application on the
I quickly found several apps, promising to aid in doing that, but soon my disappointment
was quite big, as they were zooming the entire screen (and I couldn't see the entire window
of a maximized application, which I have open in parallel) or just an area around the mouse
or I had to specify which coordinates on the screen to zoom (how annoying can that be ?!?).
And I wasn't able to find an app, which would just say - click on the window you want me to
zoom in to and that's all...
Please kindly help me !! Thanks!

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24 Aug 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Welcome darkman088 to the forum.
Try this.

Start Orb and type in magnifier. You will get Windows built in magnifier.

I use it a lot. I use a selected button on my mouse to activate it when needed.
You can adjust the magnification from 100% to over 1000% but not much else.

It magnifies the whole page.
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26 Aug 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Thank you for replying, but I have been playing a bit with that, and it is exactly what I do NOT want.
Once zoomed in, the entire desktop gets screwed up! And I need to zoom only that very specific window
of that very specific application...
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31 Aug 2014   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums darkman088. Layback Bear gave you good advice, but you need a bit more info. A keyboard shortcut

CTRL + ALT + L Will bring up a lens display view, this is what you'd want. Click on the gear icon to adjust the lens size.

How to zoom a specific application's window ???-mag.jpg

You might also have a play with Zoomit by Sysinternals


A Guy

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01 Sep 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Hello and thanks for your replies !!
I have been playing with the lens of Magnifier and it is very cumbersome. It behaves like a real lens, meaning, that when you reach the edge of the window with the edge of the lens, the lens is showing a different area of the window, it is extremely unprecise and unhandy - typically microsoft... It looks nice, but it is not useful !!
I have also played with Sysinternals. I didn't like it, I don't remember exactly, as it is already a week ago, but I think that it crashed, once I tried to set it to zoom only an area of the screen.
What I expect, instead, is just to point a window, and that the program would automatically find the corners of that window and zoom it let's say by 25%. I am not a developer, only have studied it for a while at the university, but it can't be THAT difficult to get the coordinates of the corners of a window !!! And nobody ever thought of that... Bearing in mind today's billions of existing apps, I can't believe it !!!
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01 Sep 2014   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Possibly you could take a look at this: WindowWatcher | Airesoft

It gets a clean bill of health on VirusTotal.

Warning: I've not tried it or tested it so I've got no idea if it actually works. Instructions state that Aero and DWM must be enabled.
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01 Sep 2014   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Try Resize Enable

Portable, just extract it to a folder somewhere, click on the ResizeEnableRunner.exe. It sits in the system tray until you right click to exit. Allows most windows to be resized. If the program is well written, it should expand to fill the extra space. Worked on CPU-Z which is normally not resizeable. If it doesn't appear to be working, click on the icon in the system tray, and give it a moment.

A Guy
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