Windows Vista - Magnification software
Ease of Access Center has replaced Accessibility Options in the ‘Control Panel’.
Open Ease of Access Center press ‘Windows’ logo key + ‘U’ or click Start button ‘Control Panel’ + ‘Ease of Access’ + ‘Ease of Access Center’.
Under Quick Access to common tools press ‘Alt’ + ‘G’ or click to select Start Magnifier as shown in Fig 1.
To start Magnifier at login, under ‘Explore all settings’, click on or ‘Tab’ to ‘Make computer easier to see’ then press ‘Enter’.
Under Make things on the screen larger, click to select or press ‘Alt’ + ‘N’ to Turn on Magnifier as in Fig 2, select ‘Save’ or press ‘Alt’ + ‘S’.
To customise the Magnifier, on starting the settings window appears, to minimise the Magnifier settings click on or ‘Tab’ to Hide then press ‘Enter’.
Click to select or press ‘Alt’ + ‘N’ to Minimise on Startup as shown in Fig 3.
Under Tracking as shown in Fig 4, click to select or press ‘Alt’ + ‘M’ to Follow mouse cursor, which magnifies the area where your mouse is pointing.
Press ‘Alt’ + ‘K’ to Follow keyboard focus, which magnifies the area where the pointer moves when you press Tab or the Keyboard arrow keys.
Press ‘Alt’ + ‘T’ to Follow text editing which magnifies the area you are typing in.
To increase the magnification, ‘Tab’ to or click to select ‘Scale factor’ under Presentation, use the arrow keys to scroll through or click to select the magnification level from 1x to 16x as shown in Fig 5.
You can invert the colours of the Magnifier under Presentation, press ‘Alt’ + ‘I’ or click to select ‘Invert Colours’.
To change the position of the Magnifier window press ‘Alt’ + ‘D’ or click to select ‘Docked’ to select the position of the window under Dock Position, use the arrow keys or click the select Top, Left, Right or Bottom.
Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies - contact your local IT support for further help.
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