Change Windows 10 Magnifier Shortcut Keys

  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Change Windows 10 Magnifier Shortcut Keys


    Is there a way to change the Magnifier hot-keys? I need to be able to do this one-handed and I prefer NOT to use the mouse. Google has been, surprisingly, unhelpful with this. I'd prefer to do it within Windows, including Registry hacks, but if you know of a utility program that can handle it, I'll look at that as well.

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  2. Posts : 43,294
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, there's this by MS- not tried it myself...

    then there's Autohotkey (free) - an scripting tool which does a whole lot more than just supporting mapping keys

    remaps CTRL+ALT+s to win key + e

    Put that in a simple text file which you can run with Autohotkey installed - e.g. remap.ahk
    From that you can create remap.exe with a couple of clicks,

    Can remap mouse keys too.

    Other programs have been mentioned on tenforums if you care to search.
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  3. Posts : 1,887
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)

    Remap the shortcut keys using AutoHotkey. It means you'll have to have a small .AHK script running but the overhead is miniscule. For example:
    mag := "Magnify.exe", app := A_WinDir "\System32\" mag
       Run, %app% /lens ; alternative parameters: /fullscreen, /docked, /lens
       Process, Close, %mag%

    This would remap F11 to open Magnifier and F12 to close it.

    (You may have to think of alternative keys if, for example, you are using a laptop which perhaps needs an Fn key pressed in conjunction with a Function key.)

    Other Magnifier shortcut keys can be similarly remapped. AutoHotkey is very flexible so it more or less depends on how many 'one-handed' Magnifier controls you want remapped, for example remapping them as combination keys with the NumPad (like Insert & + to increase zoom and Insert & - to decrease zoom or perhaps Insert & = to cycle through the different views available).

    Hope this helps...
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