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How to Change Magnifier Zoom Level Increments 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.

When you zoom in and zoom out with Magnifier it will change the zoom level in increments of 25%, 50%, 100% (default), 200%, or 400% depending on what you have set.

Starting with Windows 10 build 17643, Microsoft added two new increments to the list: 5% and 10%.

This tutorial will show you how to change the zoom level increments of Magnifier for your account in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: To Change Magnifier Zoom Level Increments from Settings
  • Option Two: To Change Magnifier Zoom Level Increments using a REG file


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Change Magnifier Zoom Level Increments in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Magnifier Zoom Level Increments in Windows 10
To Change Magnifier Zoom Level Increments from Settings


This option in Settings is only available starting with Windows 10 build 16184.

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

2. Click/tap on Magnifier on the left side, and change the Zoom level increments on the right side under Magnifier options to the percentage you want. (see screenshot below)

Starting with Windows 10 build 17643, Microsoft added two new increments to the list: 5% and 10%.

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Change Magnifier Zoom Level Increments in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Magnifier Zoom Level Increments in Windows 10
To Change Magnifier Zoom Level Increments 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

ZoomIncrement DWORD value

5 (hex) = 5%
a (hex) = 10%
19 (hex) = 25%
32 (hex) = 50%
64 (hex) = 100% (default)
96 (hex) = 150%
c8 (hex) = 200%
190 (hex) = 400%


1. Do step 2 (5%), step 3 (10%), step 4 (25%), step 5 (50%), step 6 (100%), step 7 (150%), step 8 (200%), or step 9 (400%) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Change Magnifier Zoom Level Increments to 5%


This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 17643.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.

Magnifier_zoom_level_increments-5.reg

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 3. To Change Magnifier Zoom Level Increments to 10%


This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 17643.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.

Magnifier_zoom_level_increments-10.reg

download


 4. To Change Magnifier Zoom Level Increments to 25%

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.

Magnifier_zoom_level_increments-25.reg

download


 5. To Change Magnifier Zoom Level Increments to 50%

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.

Magnifier_zoom_level_increments-50.reg

download


 6. To Change Magnifier Zoom Level Increments to 100%

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.

Default_Magnifier_zoom_level_increments-100.reg

download


 7. To Change Magnifier Zoom Level Increments to 150%

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.

Magnifier_zoom_level_increments-150.reg

download


 8. To Change Magnifier Zoom Level Increments to 200%

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.

Magnifier_zoom_level_increments-200.reg

download


 9. To Change Magnifier Zoom Level Increments to 400%

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 10 below.

Magnifier_zoom_level_increments-400.reg

download


10. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

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


That's it,
Shawn