Making Your Computer More Accessible
Using the Magniﬁer
The Magnifier enlarges part of the screen in a separate window to make it easier for
those with limited vision to work with a computer. By default, the Magnifier win-
dow is docked at the top of the screen and displays the area around the cursor, the
text you are editing, or the focus of the keyboard. You can resize the Magnifier win-
dow by moving the mouse pointer over the edge of the window and then dragging
the window border. If you move the mouse pointer over the Magnifier window, you
can click and drag the window to make it float.
You can turn on and use the Magnifier by completing these steps:
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel, click Ease of Access and then click Ease of Access Center.
3. Click Start Magnifier. As you move the mouse pointer to a desired area of the
screen, the current position is shown magnified.
To exit the Magnifier and prevent it from starting automatically, follow these steps:
1. Click the Magnifier taskbar button. This displays a Properties dialog box.
2. Click File and then click Exit. Alternatively, click the Magnifier window and
then press Alt-X.
Figure 13-25. Configuring accessibility options for your computer