The Magnifier is the first truly affordable, full screen magnifier for Windows computers.
It was introduced 10 years ago by Innovation Management Group, a major publisher of on screen keyboard and pointing device utilities, to expand its Assistive Technology products for visually and physically challenged individuals.
Supports: Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP & 2000
The latest release supports from 1 through 40 times magnification in 1/10th percent increments. It can operate as a Full Screen Magnifier, an Area Magnifier (known as a windowed magnifier), or in Lens Mode (think old-fashioned magnifying glass).
Movement and User Settings are easily controlled from your mouse or keyboard. Users can choose to selected from either an:
- "Easy To Read" Full Screen Menu
- "Floating" Toolbar Screen Menu or
- "Simple" Hot-Key Shortcut Menu
The most popular menu with Schools and Libraries seems to be the Toolbar Menu. We've heard Librarian and Computer Tech's like it because no one ever asks for help!
- Full Screen or Sizable Window with Auto-Positioning
- 1x to 40x Magnifier by 1/10th Increments Up or Down
- Remarkably easy to use with Full Screen Menus
- or the Menu ToolBar (very popular with schools and libraries)
- Run on Single or Multiple Monitors
- Pop-up Hot-Key Shortcut Menu!
Operates as a Full Screen Magnifier with High-Contrast Full Screen reference window
"You Are Here" reference window shows your actual position on the screen at all times.
Quick keyboard selection of 1x, 2x, 3x, thru 9x, with incremental +/- 1/10th steps
Keyboard Shortcuts to toggle views (full screen, windowed, round, hide/show, etc.)
Keyboard panning, sizing, and moving
Magnifies as you type
Works with both mouse and arrow keys.
Drag lock attaches magnifier to/and follows cursor for easier operation
Invert Colors reverses colors on screen (like a photo negative)
Variable Transparency (see-through) Mode
Lens (circle) Mode (like a real old-fashioned magnifying glass)
Track Cursor option displays cross-hairs to help follow the cursor
Developers Integration Kit is available for OEMs and Integrators
This is indeed the first Truly Affordable Full Screen Magnifier users of all ages have been waiting for!
Why do I need this?
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.
How do I use it?
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...