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When using The Magnifier, the magnification snaps to some other location, and it is difficult to use - what can I do about this?

On different versions of Windows, and different applications, the default settings of The Magnifier may result in a conflict between the magnification following the mouse cursor, and the magnification following the text caret. By default, The Magnifier has keyboard input tracking On, specifically "Track Text Caret", and "Track Dialogs & Keyboard" in the Advanced Menu - see here for additional details.

What can happen is that the software you are running is creating an event that acts like you are typing (even though you probably aren't), and The Magnifier focuses on the position of the text caret (some field or text entry area). Since you aren't really typing, these actions can be annoying or frustrating. Also, this may only happen occasionally, or only in certain applications, or at certain screens.

The solution is to disable one or both of these settings in The Magnifier, so this automatic tracking doesn't affect the screen location that is being magnified. Simply go into the Menu, then Advanced Menu, and select "Track Text Caret" to disable it. If you still have difficulty, disable the "Track Dialogs & Keyboard" option. In The Magnifier 1.50 Release 3, the new Alt-J keyboard shortcut can toggle these 2 settings on or off - so if you cursor jumps when you don't want it to, use Alt-J to toggle these settings off, or if you want it to Jump to the text insertion point, toggle back on with Alt-J.

On most newer applications, these events are better managed, so some users may never experience this type of problem. Also, it may only occur sporadically, due to different situations in an application or program. Note that it may be possible to click on some other area or section of the application you are using, so the keyboard focus is not on a control that has a text caret. Finally, if you use The Magnifier more for reading, rather than typing, you may wish to keep these settings off.

Category: UsingType: Information Product: The MagnifierVersion: 1.50

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