Magnifier Helps Reading by Enlarging Screen in Windows 7

April 13, 2010 | Filed under Windows 7


Older people or people with bad eye sight find it hard to read at the text in computer because it is small, unlike reading a real book where they can adjust how far or near the book to be. One way to help in reading is to zoom in the text if the text editor supports enlarging of texts. If the program does not have a zooming feature, Windows has a built-in Magnifier application that enlarges different parts of the screen. This is especially useful for viewing objects that are difficult to see, but also for seeing the whole screen more easily.

In Windows 7 Magnifier utility, there are 3 modes of magnifying which is the Full-screen mode, Lens mode and Docked mode. The full screen mode magnifies the entire screen and you can use your mouse cursor to move around the enlarged screen. As for Lens mode, the area around the mouse cursor is magnified. Finally the docked mode places a bar at the top of the screen that is magnified and the rest of the desktop in a normal state. The fullscreen and lens mode requires Aero and the docked mode is available on previous versions of Windows.

Windows 7 screen zoom

There are a few ways to run the Magnifier tool in Windows 7. You can click on the Windows 7 start orb button, go to All Programs > Accessories > Easy of Access > Magnifier. Another way is to type the word magnifier at the Search Programs and Files bar in start menu. We felt a little lag when using the Lens mode but the full screen and docked mode works the best.

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