How To Use Magnifier In Windows 10


The magnifier tool is a provision to temporarily enlarge a portion of the screen. It is an inbuilt feature in the Windows family. With the help of the magnifying tool, the user can make the screen bigger. This feature is very helpful for those who are suffering from blurred vision and this feature is very helpful to enlarge the particular view before the spectators through the projectors.

This tutorial will show you various ways how to enable and use the magnifier app in Windows 10.

Step 1. Open the Magnifier app by following the below methods.

Method 1. Through Command Prompt

Step 1. From the start menu, type "Cmd and click on "Command Prompt" to open it.

Step 2. Type "magnify" and press the enter key to open the "Magnifier" app.


Method 2. Through Windows Powershell

Step 1. Open Windows PowerShell. (Alternatively, you can press the "Windows + X" key and click on "Windows PowerShell" to open it.)

Step 2. Type "magnify" and press enter to open "Magnifier".


Method 3. Via Run Command

Step 1. From the Start menu, open the Run dialog box or you can Press the "Window + R" key to open the RUN window.

Step 2. Type "magnify" and press enter key to open the "Magnifier".

Run Command

Method 4. From Search

From the Search, open the "Magnifier" app by typing the Magnifier.


Method 5.Using Shortcut Keys

Step 1. Press the "Windows + Plus sign (+)" key to open the "Magnifier" app easily and by pressing the "Windows + Esc" key, the user can close it.

Step 2. The user can use the Magnifier app in three different views.

Different views

  • Full Screen: Full Screen is the default view in the magnifier app and can magnify the entire screen. However the user cannot view the entire screen at the same time, a portion of the screen gets enlarged and follows your mouse cursor.
  • Lens: A lens is a moving portion that is small in size.
  • Docked: Docked is the fixed magnified area. By default, it is located on the top of the screen.

Magnifier Settings

The user can change the settings of the Magnifier app by clicking on the "Options" button which allows you to use many more features.

Magnifier Settings

Keyboard Shortcuts

Users can use the various keyboard shortcuts to do things faster.

Keyboard Shortcuts Actions
Windows + plus sign(+) Key Turn on Magnifier
Windows + Esc key Turn Off Magnifier
Windows + plus(+)/miuus(-) Zoom-In/Out
Ctrl + Alt + F Switch to Full-Screen View
Ctrl + Alt + L Switch to Lens View
Ctrl + Alt + D Switch to Docked View
Ctrl + Alt + M Switch to another view
Ctrl + Alt + I Invert Color


By following the above steps, you can use the Magnifier app in Windows 10.

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