Magnifier tool in Windows 10 lets you easily enlarge text and images on any section of your screen through a mouse cursor. If your mouse does not have a wheel, Windows key and + or – can be used to increase or decrease magnification. This makes reading easier and convenient. By default, the tool offers two screen magnifying modes –
- Full-screen magnification
- Lens magnification
A recent change introduced in Windows 10 Magnifier now allows users to keep the mouse cursor in the center of the screen, or within its edges while using it in full-screen view. Let’s see how it works!
Keep Magnifier mouse cursor in the center of the screen
You can Keep the mouse cursor – Centered on the screen or Within the edges of the screen, using Windows 10 Settings or Registry. Learn how. There are two ways via which you can configure the Magnifier mouse cursor to remain centered on the screen.
- Using Windows Settings
- Using Registry Tweak.
Let us take a look at them.
1] Using Windows Settings
If you have the latest version of Windows 10 installed, open the Settings app and select ‘Ease of access’ tile.
Under Vision section, scroll down and select the ‘Magnifier’.
Switch to the right-pane and scroll down to find the ‘Keep the mouse cursor’ option.
Hit the drop-down list and you will see two options:
- Centered on the screen
- Within the edges of the screen.
Select ‘Centered on the screen’.
You are done.
Alternatively, you can configure the same setting via a Registry tweak.
2] Using Registry Tweak
Open the Registry Editor and go to the following path address –
Here, modify the value of FullScreenTrackingMode:
- 0 = Within the edge of the screen
- 1 = Centered on the screen
If the entry does not exist create the new 32-bit DWORD. Even if you are running 64-bit Windows you must still create a 32-bit DWORD value.
Finally, to allow the changes to take effect, close the Registry Editor and restart your computer.