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Magnifier is a tool that enlarges part—or all—of your screen so you can see words and images better. It comes with a few different settings, so use it the way that suits you best.

You can use Magnifier in three different views: full screen, lens, or docked.
  • Full screen view magnifies the entire screen. You 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.
  • Lens view is like moving a magnifying glass around the screen. You can change the size of the lens in Magnifier settings.
  • Docked view works on the desktop. In this view, Magnifier is anchored to your screen. As you move around the screen, parts of the screen are magnified in the docking area, even though the main part of the screen is unchanged.

This tutorial will show you different ways to change the view of Magnifier for your account in Windows 10.

CONTENTS:





Change Magnifier View in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Magnifier View in Windows 10
Change Magnifier View using Keyboard Shortcuts

1. While you have Magnifier opened, press the keys in the table below for which view you want to use.

View Keyboard Shortcut
Cycle through views Ctrl + Alt + M
Full screen Ctrl + Alt + F
Lens Ctrl + Alt + L
Docked Ctrl + Alt + D






Change Magnifier View in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Magnifier View in Windows 10
Change Magnifier View from Magnifier Toolbar

1. While you have Magnifier opened, click/tap on Views on the Magnifier toolbar, and select the Full screen, Lens, or Docked view for what you want to use. (see screenshots below)

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Change Magnifier View in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Change Magnifier View in Windows 10
Change Magnifier View from Settings

1. Perform either action below:
A) While you have Magnifier opened, click/tap on the Options Name:  Options.jpg
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B) Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

2. Click/tap on Magnifier on the left side, choose a view (Full screen, Lens, or Docked) you want to use in the drop menu under Change Magnifier view on the right side. (see screenshots below)

3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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Change Magnifier View in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Change Magnifier View in Windows 10
Change Magnifier View using a REG file

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The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ScreenMagnifier

MagnificationMode DWORD

1 = Docked
2 = Full screen
3 = Lens

1. Do step 2 (Docked), step 3 (Full screen), or step 4 (Lens) below for which view you want to use with Magnifier.


 2. To Use Docked View with Magnifier

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Magnifier_Docked_view.reg

download


 3. To Use Full Screen View with Magnifier

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Magnifier_Full_screen_view.reg

download


 4. To Use Lens View with Magnifier

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Magnifier_Lens_view.reg

download


5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

7. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

8. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn