How To Use Magnifier In Windows 10

Introduction

 
The magnifier tool is a provision to temporarily enlarge a portion of the screen. It is an inbuilt feature in 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 on 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 enter key to open the "Magnifier" app.
 
Command Prompt
 

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".
 
Windows PowerShell
 

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.
 
From Search
 

Method 5: Using Shortcut Keys

 
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.
 
Views
 
  • Full Screen
    Full Screen is the default view in the magnifier app and can magnify the entire screen. But the user cannot view the entire screen at the same time, a portion of the screen gets enlarged and follows your mouse cursor.
  • Lens
    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.
 
Settings option
 

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
 

Conclusion

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