Windows 10: Magnifier Solved

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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       17 Feb 2017 #11

    Interesting, you have a lot more values in that key than I do. LensHeight was the first on in my list, but Invert was added when I turned on colour inversion. I don't have ZoomIncrement, the zoom level it opens with is the value in Magnification.

    I had a look at the same key on a Win7 PC that hadn't used magnifier yet. It didn't exist, but when I used WinKey and + the key was created. It was the same as for Win10 except it was missing RunningState. Also, the magnifier in Win7 behaved exactly the same way as in Win10 - only one press needed, remembering my zoom level and so on.

    I haven't found any setting in the Ease of Access Centre that adds any of your values. Do you have Classic Shell or similar installed (I don't) - that may have added the extra values.

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  2.    17 Feb 2017 #12

    Interesting, you have a lot more values in that key than I do.

    Thank you very much for the comparison. It slowly leads me to believe that the problem is in my Windows Installer Version. In September 2015 I asked the man at the computer shop to build a "custom computer" with the best parts he had (to meet my expectations without exceeding a certain sum of money) and to install the original Win 10 Pro system. I could be talking nonsense but I start to believe that the Polish version may have some minor errors.

    Do you have Classic Shell or similar installed (I don't) - that may have added the extra values.

    I keep away from any apps that modify the appearance of the system like Classic Shell or similar.
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  3.    23 Feb 2017 #13

    Heureka!

    When I changed the tracking setting (in the magnifier's options)

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    from "Follow the mouse pointer" to "Follow the keyboard focus" the tool started to magnify with one press only. I've been using an old PS2 mouse and most probably it's incompatible with my motherboard or Windows 10.

    I'd like to thank everybody, especially Bree, for all your help.
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  4. Posts : 6,455
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       23 Feb 2017 #14

    Well done! Glad to have helped, I hate unsolved mysteries
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