|The Magnifier: for Windows; Area and Full Screen Magnifier; Version 1.50 Release 5; User's Guide|
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The Magnifier is an easy to operate utility that magnifies the screen area below the current position of the mouse cursor (pointer) within Windows. New features include the ability to track the text caret (text cursor), follow dialogs and keyboard focus, and the often requested full screen operation (with support for multiple monitors (if available)). Quick & easy keyboard shortcuts allow access to different magnification factors; to toggle colors; to toggle visibility; to toggle full-screen vs. window mode operation; and to access many other features & capabilities. The Magnifier allows individuals to clearly see details that otherwise may be difficult to see due to screen sizing, differing resolutions, graphic detail, or vision impairment.
Note: The Magnifier started as a panel on IMG's My-T-Mouse®, and became a stand-alone product in 1997. In 2007, to support new magnification interfaces available in Windows Vista, The Magnifier was updated to provide even more capabilities, and to incorporate user suggestions.
Intended uses: The Magnifier provides all types of useful tools and capabilities for individuals with visual impairments, graphic artists, and general computer users who may need a quick & easy way to magnify some or all of their display. The whole design, intent, and result of the engineering decisions behind what The Magnifier is, and its purpose, has been focused on creating an affordable magnifier for everyone. For individuals with specific requirements, who need screen reading capability, or who find the limitations of this product problematic, then this product is probably not for you. There are numerous other screen magnification products available that may provide alternate, more advanced, or additional capabilities beyond what The Magnifier provides. Note that some of these products are significantly more expensive, and any comparison should be made in terms of utility and cost-basis value. When it comes to usability, affordability, and value, The Magnifier provides an incredible solution that results in many satisfied customers.