How to Choose Where to Keep Text Cursor while using Magnifier in Windows 10


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.

Starting with Windows 10 build 18894, Windows Magnifier has a new ability to keep the text cursor in the center of the screen making it easier and smoother to type. Centered on the screen is on by default and can be changed in the Magnifier settings.

You can now choose to keep the text cursor centered on the screen or within the edges of the screen while using Magnifier in full screen view.

This tutorial will show you how to choose where to keep the text cursor while using Magnifier in full screen view for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Choose Where to Keep Text Cursor while using Magnifier in Settings
  • Option Two: Choose Where to Keep Text Cursor while using Magnifier using a REG file





Choose Where to Keep Text Cursor while using Magnifier in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Choose Where to Keep Text Cursor while using Magnifier in Windows 10
Choose Where to Keep Text Cursor while using Magnifier in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

2. Click/tap on Magnifier on the left side, and select Centered on the screen or Within the edge of the screen (default) in the "Keep the text cursor" drop menu for what you want in the "Change Magnifier view" section on the right side. (see screenshot below)

You will need to have Full screen selected in the Choose a view drop menu.

3. You can now close Settings if you like.

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Choose Where to Keep Text Cursor while using Magnifier in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Choose Where to Keep Text Cursor while using Magnifier in Windows 10
Choose Where to Keep Text Cursor while using Magnifier using a REG file

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

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ScreenMagnifier

CenterTextInsertionPoint DWORD value

0 = Within the edge of the screen
1 = Centered on the screen



1. Do step 2 (within edge) or step 3 (centered) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Keep Text Cursor "Within the edge of the screen"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Magnifier_keep_text_cursor_within_edges_of_screen.reg

download


 3. To Keep Text Cursor "Centered on the screen"

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Magnifier_keep_text_cursor_centered_on_screen.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn