Magnifier is a useful tool that enlarges part—or all—of your screen so you can see the words and images better. It comes with a few different settings, so you can use it the way that suits you best.
You can open and close Magnifier quickly so it's handy when you need it and it's out of your way when you don't.
Magnifier will open in Full-screen view unless you change the settings.
Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.(If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
Tap or click Ease of Access, tap or click Magnifier, and then move the slider under Magnifier to turn it on.
If you want to have Magnifier always at your fingertips, you can pin it to the Start screen or taskbar. For more info, see How to use the taskbar.
Some people want to change the clarity or size of the words and images on the screen. If this is what you want to do, you can use the app to zoom in on a page or change your screen resolution. For more info about changing your screen resolution, see Get the best display on your monitor.
If you're using a mouse, you can use Magnifier in a few ways, depending on how you like to work: full-screen, lens, and docked. Try them all to find out which one you prefer.
Full-screen. In this view, your entire screen is magnified. You probably won’t be able to see the whole screen at the same time when it’s magnified, but as you move around the screen, you can see everything. If you have a touchscreen, Magnifier will display white borders around the edge of your screen. Drag your finger or mouse along the borders to move around the screen.
Lens. In this view, when you move around the screen, it’s like moving a magnifying glass around.
Docked. Docked view works on the Windows desktop. In this view, a magnifier is docked to a portion of your screen. As you move around the screen, parts of the screen appear magnified in the docking area, even though the main part of the screen is unchanged.
Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.(If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Search.)
Enter Magnifier in the search box, and then tap or click Magnifier.
Do one or more of the following:
Select the Turn on color inversion check box to reverse colors on the screen. Sometimes reversing colors makes text easier to read.
Select a check box to choose how Magnifier focuses. Magnifier can follow your mouse, the insertion point, or the keyboard.
You can use Magnifier with a touchscreen to perform a variety of tasks:
Zoom in and out by tapping on the corners.
Move around the screen by dragging along the borders.
Exit Magnifier by tapping the "X."
See where you are on the screen by tapping with two fingers on opposite borders.
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