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Windows Magnifier Tips and Tricks for Windows 10/8/7

As a part of the Ease of Access Center, one of the Accessibility tool that Microsoft has included in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 is the all-improved Magnifier. This Magnifier tool makes it easier for people with disabilities, to read and view various parts of their computer screen more clearly, as it makes items appear larger.

So what is this image of Jesus Christ doing here? We will come back to it later…

Windows Magnifier Tips & Tricks

Now coming back: To run the Magnifier, type ‘magnifier‘ in start search and hit Enter. You can also access it via the Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Ease of Access Center or from the Accessories folder in your Start Menu. You will see it appear on your desktop.

If you move your mouse pointer over it and click, it will transform into a small window which will offer you various settings and options. Here, you can control the amount of magnification you desire using the ‘+’ button.

There are three Magnifier modes where you can set your magnifier view to:

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When you click on the Settings buttons, you will see the various Magnifier Options available to you.

Here you can set the zooming and also decide on where you want the Magnifier to focus – whether you want the Magnifier to follow the mouse pointer, follow the keyboard focus or the text insertion point.

Moreover, you can also fine tune your fonts appearance using ClearType and opt to make Magnifier start everytime your Windows computer starts. You can also change the screen resolution, which adjusts the clarity, size, and a number of things that fit on your computer monitor.

If you need high-contrast, you can Turn on color inversion here. This will invert all the colors – make white into black and vice versa. Turning on color inversion increases the contrast between items on your screen, which can help make your screen easier to see.

Now while reading this tip, if you haven’t yet started your Magnifier tool, I suggest you run it now and Turn on color inversion.

Done that? Now scroll up to see the image of Jesus. This is how Image conversion works! This trick will also let you see the true colors of any negative image!

Seeing the versatility of this tool, it can prove to be useful not just to elderly people with vision problems, but it could also prove to be of immense help if you find that you laptop screen is moving away too far from you while reclining on your favorite armchair … or even if you want to see the real colors of any negative image!

Just one of the several Windows 10 Tips and Tricks!