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How to Turn On or Off Start Magnifier Automatically before Login in Windows 10

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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.

Starting with Windows 10 build 16188, you can have Magnifier start automatically before login for all users. If this is turned on, Magnifier will run on the lock screen and sign-in screen, but will not continue to run after the user signs in to Windows 10 unless the user turns on Start Magnifier automatically at login for their account.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to start Magnifier automatically before login for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to turn on or off start Magnifier automatically before login for all users.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Turn On or Off Start Magnifier Automatically before Login for All Users in Settings
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Start Magnifier Automatically before Login for All Users using a REG file

EXAMPLE: Magnifier before login
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Turn On or Off Auto Start Magnifier before Login in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Auto Start Magnifier before Login in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Start Magnifier Automatically before Login for All Users in Settings

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

2. Click/tap on Magnifier on the left side, and check (on) or uncheck (off - default) Start Magnifier automatically before login for all users for what you want on the right side under Magnifier options. (see screenshot below)

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Turn On or Off Auto Start Magnifier before Login in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Auto Start Magnifier before Login in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Start Magnifier Automatically before Login for All Users using a REG file

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

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Accessibility

Configuration string value

magnifierpane= on
<blank> = off


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Start Magnifier Automatically before Login for All Users

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

Turn_ON_start_Magnifier_automatically_before_login_all_users.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off Start Magnifier Automatically before Login for All Users

NOTE: This is the default setting.

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

Turn_OFF_start_Magnifier_automatically_before_login_all_users.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

6. If prompted, click 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