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The Magnifier for Windows 8.1 / 8 is now available! (32 & 64 bit)
The Magnifier software supports from 1.0 through 40 times magnification (in 1/10th increments). It can operate as a Full Screen magnifier or Area magnifier and can be controlled from the keyboard or mouse. It also includes numerous other features that make it a powerful and useful utility! This is truly the first affordable, full screen computer magnifier that everyone has been waiting for!
"you've got a great product here...[All of us are] getting older and 8 point font is just too small to read. Your product neatly, cleanly fills a great need, as conveniently as any I've seen."
"Brilliant, thank you for making this product...it doesn't slow the system down and works really well [with my new Vista system]..."
"I really like this product, it is really first class"
"Well, I can sure see that!" (at 3x magnification)
"I love the product even after a few minutes of use."
"Thanks for making an excellent application - so affordable and straightforward to use."
"The Magnifier has been a life saver for me."
The Magnifier is ideal for individuals that need visual assistance, work with differing screen resolutions, do presentations and/or training, and Graphic Artists. It is simple & easy to use, its operation is automatic, and it is an ideal enhancement to the Windows Environment.
Load it, position it, and reference it as needed - it is that EASY! You can Zoom (full screen / window toggle) with Alt-Z. You can view (hide / show toggle) the Magnifier with Alt-S. Invert colors (toggle) with Alt-I. Toggle cursor display with Alt-C. Select 2x magnification with Alt-2, or 3x with Alt-3. And those are the basics - there are many more useful and advanced features...
Special Mouse options / Mouse notes
Click & hold ( > 1 second) you get a "drag" lock, so mouse button does not need to remain down, yet mag follows mouse. Click to release this mode.
Double-click (window mode) to turn on Full Screen mode.
In full screen mode, there are no mouse options - use menu in tray, or keyboard shortcuts.
Most useful Keyboard shortcuts
Alt-Z Full Screen (Zoom) toggle
Alt-S Hide The Magnifier window (toggle)
Alt-1 1X magnification
Alt-2 2X magnification
Alt-3 3X magnification
Alt-I Invert Colors toggle
Alt-C Cursor Display toggle
Other useful keyboard shortcuts
Alt-J Text and Keyboard toggle (Toggle Jump to Text Input Caret)
Alt-R Round (Circle) Display toggle (window mode only)
Alt-D Return to default size (window mode only)
Alt-G Go to Presentation Mode (Go away cursor!)
Alt-N Show/Hide Cursor Lines
Alt-T Show Transparency dialog
Alt-M Show Magnification dialog
Alt-O The Magnifier follows cursor toggle (window mode only)
Alt-L Lock Magnified position (window mode only)
Alt-=(+) Increase magnification +0.1
Alt--(-) Decrease magnification -0.1
Alt-4 4X magnification
Alt-5 5X magnification
Alt-6 6X magnification
Alt-7 7X magnification
Alt-8 8X magnification
Alt-9 9X magnification
Alt-V Go Full Screen for entire Virtual space (multiple monitors)
Alt-Q Quit (Close) The Magnifier
Moving, Panning, Sizing
Alt-PgUp Move up (window mode only)
Alt-PgDn Move down (window mode only)
Alt-Home Move left (window mode only)
Alt-End Move right (window mode only)
Ctrl-Up Arrow Moves magnified location Up (resets when Control released)
Ctrl-Down Arrow Moves magnified location Down (resets when Control released)
Ctrl-Left Arrow Moves magnified location Left (resets when Control released)
Ctrl-Right Arrow Moves magnified location Right (resets when Control released)
Alt-Up Arrow Moves magnified location Up (moves cursor)
Alt-Down Arrow Moves magnified location Down (moves cursor)
Alt-Left Arrow Moves magnified location Left (moves cursor)
Alt-Right Arrow Moves magnified location Right (moves cursor)
The license is a "personal license" which means you can use the license key and registered serial number for unlocking any of the available downloads for the current version of The Magnifier. If you have a laptop running Vista and a home PC running XP, a single license key will work for both (after installing the appropriate download of The Magnifier). You may also install and license on a USB drive (using the appropriate download) using your license key and serial number.
Download the software, make sure it works for you, then click "Purchase License Now" in the IMG License Manager. It's that easy! The downloads available on our website are the actual software products. If unlicensed, then they are run-time limited, and will shut down in about an hour (and can be restarted up to 100 times). When licensed, they are not run-time limited in any way.
The Story of "The Magnifier" (How this product was created)
If you've read this far, then you might be interested to hear how this product came to be. Originally there was a magnifier panel on our on-screen keyboards (now the My-T-Soft family of on-screen keyboards), and we were told by some people that this was all they wanted - a magnification tool. So in 1997, we spent some time and released the first "windowed" magnifier. After some updates in 1998, the product cruised along for many years, and we often had questions about "full-screen magnification". When Microsoft released Windows Vista in 2007, they included a magnification API for the first time, and we felt the time was right to revisit the product and add in features and capabilities culled from user suggestions and available technology - the result is the 1.50 release, which includes everything everyone has asked for. The Magnifier delights many users, and many find it invaluable. This is a product created by customers, a great utility, ideal for many, truly affordable, and worth the download to see if it is right for you.
Compatible / Safe - Works with ALL Windows applications.
Note: All of IMG's software is built for our customer's needs and requirements, digitally code-signed, and would never include items that would adversely affect end-users.
SKU: 12202 -
SKU: 12202-USB - USB version