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    Turn On or Off Auto Start Magnifier before Login in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Auto Start Magnifier before Login in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Start Magnifier Automatically before Login in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Apps & Features
    17 Apr 2021
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    How to Turn On or Off Start Magnifier Automatically before Login 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 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
    Turn On or Off Auto Start Magnifier before Login in Windows 10-magnifier_on_lock_screen.jpg Turn On or Off Auto Start Magnifier before Login in Windows 10-magnifier_on_sign-in_screen.jpg





    OPTION ONE

    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.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 21359, the Ease of Access category in Settings has been renamed to Accessibility.


    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)

    Turn On or Off Auto Start Magnifier before Login in Windows 10-start_magnifier_before_login.jpg






    OPTION TWO

    To Turn On or Off Start Magnifier Automatically before Login for All Users using a REG file


    The downloadable .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

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

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


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 12
    win 10
       #1

    thanks could you add code to TURN OFF magnifier from right context menu win 19
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       #2

    danw700 said:
    thanks could you add code to TURN OFF magnifier from right context menu win 19
    Hello Dan,

    I'll look in to it, but for now, you can press the Win+Esc (Escape) keys to turn off Magnifier.

    Open and Close Magnifier in Windows 10
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  3. Polo6RGTI's Avatar
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    @Brink

    I made a batch script today to add the Magnifier Auto Start to the context menu, the batch script can be placed anywhere.

    Add_Magnifier_Auto_Start_to_Context_Menu.zip
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       #4

    Thank you @Polo6RGTI
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    Brink said:
    Thank you @Polo6RGTI
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  6. Posts : 12
    win 10
       #6

    thanks for reply - i'm old disabled - i have to turn magnifier off and on all the time - i only have my laptop left and the screen is limiting. it would be very handy to be able to togle the magnifier on and off -keyboard combinations are hard and very slow for me in my situation. cheers dan
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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    danw700 said:
    thanks for reply - i'm old disabled - i have to turn magnifier off and on all the time - i only have my laptop left and the screen is limiting. it would be very handy to be able to togle the magnifier on and off -keyboard combinations are hard and very slow for me in my situation. cheers dan
    Dan,

    I have a method I can use to turn off Magnifier from a context menu by killing its process. This requires you to be an administrator, and prompted by UAC to use. Would that be ok?
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  8. Posts : 12
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       #8

    yes i can kill a process - the idea is to be able to do it withe the mouse rather than the keybord - a sort togle that is quick to do with the mouse

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    brink i want to thank you for input i hve noticed your help over many years cheers dan
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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    danw700 said:
    yes i can kill a process - the idea is to be able to do it withe the mouse rather than the keybord - a sort togle that is quick to do with the mouse

    - - - Updated - - -

    brink i want to thank you for input i hve noticed your help over many years cheers dan

    That will work then for you then. I'll have a new tutorial for a context menu option sometime tomorrow. I'll let you know when it's ready.
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