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    Open and Close Magnifier in Windows 10

    Open and Close Magnifier in Windows 10

    How to Open and Close Magnifier in Windows 10
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    13 Apr 2018
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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.

    This tutorial will show you different ways to open and close Magnifier in Windows 10.
    Tip   Tip
    Action Magnifier Keyboard Shortcuts
    Turn Magnifier on Win + Plus
    Turn Magnifier off Win + Esc
    Open Magnifier settings Win + Ctrl + M
    Zoom in Win + Plus
    Zoom out Win + Minus
    Zoom with mouse Win + Ctrl + Mouse Scroll Wheel
    Pan left Ctrl + Alt + Left
    Pan right Ctrl + Alt + Right
    Pan up Ctrl + Alt + Up
    Pan down Ctrl + Alt + Down
    Invert colors Ctrl + Alt + I
    Cycle through views Ctrl + Alt + M
    Full screen view mode Ctrl + Alt + F
    Lens view mode Ctrl + Alt + L
    Docked view mode Ctrl + Alt + D
    Toggle lens resize Ctrl + Alt + R
    Decrease lens width Shift + Alt + Left
    Increase lens width Shift + Alt + Right
    Increase lends height Shift + Alt + Up
    Decrease lens height Shift + Alt + Down
    Preview full screen Ctrl + Alt + Space

    CONTENTS:


    EXAMPLE: Magnifier
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    Open and Close Magnifier in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Open and Close Magnifier in Windows 10
    To Open and Close Magnifier using Keyboard Shortcuts

    1. Press the Win + Plus keys to open Magnifier.

    OR

    2. Press the Win + Esc keys to close Magnifier.





    Open and Close Magnifier in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Open and Close Magnifier in Windows 10
    To Open and Close Magnifier from Settings

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

    2. Click/tap on Magnifier on the left side, and turn on (open) or off (close) Enable Magnifier on the right side for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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    Open and Close Magnifier in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Open and Close Magnifier in Windows 10
    To Open Magnifier from Control Panel

    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Ease of Access Center icon.

    2. Click/tap on Start Magnifier at the top, and close the Control Panel. (see screenshot below)

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    Open and Close Magnifier in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Open and Close Magnifier in Windows 10
    To Open Magnifier from Run dialog

    1. Press the Win + R keys to open Run.

    2. Type magnify into Run, and press Enter or click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    Open and Close Magnifier in Windows 10 OPTION FIVE Open and Close Magnifier in Windows 10
    To Open Magnifier from Search

    1. Click/tap on the Cortana or Search icon on the taskbar to open Search (Win+S).

    2. Type magnify, and click/tap on Magnifier at the top in search results. (see screenshot below)

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    Open and Close Magnifier in Windows 10 OPTION SIX Open and Close Magnifier in Windows 10
    To Open Magnifier from All Apps in Start Menu

    1. Open All Apps in the Start menu.

    2. Expand open the Windows Ease of Access folder in All Apps, and click/tap on Magnifier. (see screenshot below)

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    Open and Close Magnifier in Windows 10 OPTION SEVEN Open and Close Magnifier in Windows 10
    To Close Magnifier from Magnifier Toolbar

    1. If you have Magnifier set to show floating transparent magnifying glass, then click/tap on the magnifying glass icon. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Click/tap on the Close button on the Magnifier toolbar. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1. Polo6RGTI's Avatar
    Posts : 358
    Windows 10 Pro WS x64 17134.286
       12 May 2017 #1

    Option Eight: To Open Magnifier from Context Menu


    Add Windows Magnifier and settings to context menu.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ;Add Windows Magnifier and Settings to Context menu
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\background\shell\Magnifier_Menu]
    "SubCommands"="Magnifier1;Magnifier2;Magnifier3;Magnifier4"
    "MUIVerb"="Magnifier"
    "icon"="imageres.dll,-145"
    "Position"=-
    ;Magnifier options:
    ; /lens (Defaults to lens view)
    ; /fullscreen (Defaults to fullscreen view)
    ; /docked (Defaults to docked view)
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Magnifier1]
    "MUIVerb"="Fullscreen Magnify"
    "Icon"="imageres.dll,-145"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Magnifier1\command]
    @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\Magnify.exe /fullscreen"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Magnifier2]
    "MUIVerb"="Lens Magnify"
    "Icon"="imageres.dll,-145"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Magnifier2\command]
    @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\Magnify.exe /lens"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Magnifier3]
    "MUIVerb"="Docked Magnify"
    "Icon"="imageres.dll,-145"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Magnifier3\command]
    @="C:\\Windows\\System32\\Magnify.exe /docked"
    ;Magnifier Settings
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Magnifier4]
    "MUIVerb"="Magnifier Settings"
    "Icon"="imageres.dll,-145"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Magnifier4\command]
    @="\"C:\\Windows\\explorer.exe\" ms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifier"
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
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       12 May 2017 #2

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