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Virtual Magnifying Glass

Virtual Magnifying Glass is an easy-to-use screen magnification tool for Windows.

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Virtual Magnifying Glass is a free, open source, screen magnification tool for Windows and Linux. It is simple, customizable, and easy-to-use.

System requirements:

  • PC computer
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP, 2000, NT, ME, 98 or 95
  • or any Linux Distribution
  • 1024x768 or higher screen resolution and at least 16-bit colors recommended
  • A good display adapter and CPU recommended for smooth performance
  • Multiple-display systems are supported on Windows 98/ME, Windows NT4/2000/XP
  • Multiple-display systems are not supported on Windows 95 (Magnifying Glass will be run in the primary display only)
  • On multiple-display systems, the magnifying glass may not display at the correct location if the monitors have a vertical offset between them.

latest version 3.2.1

Posted by nick holme at 2006-07-23 12:04

this version is available from for windows and Linux. The Linux version is available as an RPM or TGZ. The version that I tried on windows worked fine but the major limitation is that it is simply a magnifier and in order to perform an operation - such as clicking on an icon - you have to hide the magnifier. That of course leaves you back where you were originally with a screen that you may not be able to see very well. It is good though for reading a page of text. The next version is expected to include a facility for showing the mouse pointer under the magnifier and enabling you to perform operations under the magnifier - which should improve its usefulness. The windows version also works under wine on Linux, but is a little jerky.

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