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Windows 7: Windows Magnifier - No Access to Adjustments

14 Mar 2018   #1
baumgrenze

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 
Windows Magnifier - No Access to Adjustments in Title Bar

I looked at Brink's tutorial.

Magnifier Starts at Startup - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

He shows a 'gear' on the Windows Magnifier that allows access to adjustments. (image)

How do I get the program to show the 'gear?' What I see is an image the same size as the original, just offset. (image)

I tried a 'screen dump' and snipping and apparently the Magnifier is not captured by either. I apologize for the attached digital camera image which does show what I see when Magnifier is running. I drew a red box around the title bar and an arrow pointing to it. I've tried all the 'clicking tricks' I know to no avail.

I am in Win7/Pro x64.


thanks
baumgrenze




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14 Mar 2018   #2
ethel

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

Hi baumgrenze, If you go to Control Panel, Ease of Access, and Click start magnifier does the gear show up.


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14 Mar 2018   #3
baumgrenze

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

Hi ethel,

Thanks for the response.

No. That is how I opened the instance I photographed. The title bar is very simple, one line, dark grey, with the word Magnifier at the left and a closing X at the right (no maximizer, minimizer, etc.) I can change the size by dragging the edges.

It is pretty useless as it is since the magnification is 1.

thanks
baumgrenze
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14 Mar 2018   #4
ethel

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

Hi again, Does it come up if you try from the Start Menu, All Programs, Accessories, Ease of Access,
Magnifier.
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14 Mar 2018   #5
baumgrenze

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ethel View Post
Hi again, Does it come up if you try from the Start Menu, All Programs, Accessories, Ease of Access,
Magnifier.
Sorry to be so slow in responding. If I use this approach I get the classic error drop-down error:

"There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive\Device\Harddisk3\DR3"

It presents the options Cancel - Try Again - Continue

If I try them enough times the Magnifier opens.

I tried understanding the error message and I cannot make sense of what I find, e.g.,

https://social.technet.microsoft.com...m=winservergen

Well down in the thread is this answer, which I tried, but the result was to arcane for me to follow:



The number in the DRx part at the end really does not have any special meaning. It is just a sequence number which starts at 0 and increases ever since. That means it matches the preceding HarddiskX part after boot, but if you plug or unplug some drives, the number keeps increasing and naturally gets out of sync.
As for pinpointing the exact disk from a path like \Device\Harddisk1\DR3, this works for me:
Download WinObj from Sysinternals
Run it as administrator
Go to \Device\HarddiskX
You will see individual PartitionY symbolic links (to \Device\HarddiskVolumeZ), note these down
Go to \GLOBAL??, sort by the 3rd column "SymLink"
Find the \Device\HarddiskVolumeZ value you noted down in the 3rd column
You will see various names of that volume in the first column, including HarddiskXPartitionY, Volume{GUID} and (what's probably most useful for most people) the DOS-style letter like C:
Proposed as answer by QuiqueSein Tuesday, March 10, 2015 3:28 PM
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:54 AM

What next?

thanks
baumgrenze
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15 Mar 2018   #6
ethel

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

Hi again, I have asked for more help as I am the same as you and do not understand the way to fix this.
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15 Mar 2018   #7
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi

from an elevated command mode please run

sfc /scannow


Hopefully it will re-install the missing Settings, gear, option.

Roy
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