Magnifying your screen using Windows

Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me

Open the Window’s Magnifier using the following steps:

  • Open the Start menu by clicking on the Start button or by pressing the Windows logo key (located between the Ctrl + Alt keys on most keyboards) alternatively press Ctrl + Esc .
  • Click on Programs or alternatively press P on the keyboard until Programs is highlighted and then press Enter .
  • Click on Accessories or press A on the keyboard until Accessories is highlighted and then press Enter .
  • Click on Accessibility or if you are using the keyboard, it will already be highlighted so just press Enter .
  • Click on Magnifier or press M and when Magnifier is highlighted, press Enter on the keyboard.
  • The magnifier is now turned on and the settings box appears.
  • You can click in the magnification level box to change the level of magnification, or use the up and down arrow keys.
  • You can minimise the magnifier settings box by clicking the minimise button or by pressing Alt + Spacebar and then press N .

Windows XP

Open the Windows magnifier using the following steps:

  • Open the Start menu by clicking on the Start button or by pressing the Windows logo key (located between the Ctrl and Alt keys on most keyboards ) alternatively press Ctrl + Esc€˜.
  • Click on Programs or alternatively press P on the keyboard until€˜Programs’ is highlighted and then Enter .
  • Click on Accessories or press A on the keyboard until Accessories is highlighted and then press Enter .
  • Click on Accessibility or if you are using the keyboard, it will already be highlighted so just press Enter .
  • Click on Magnifier or press M and when Magnifier is highlighted, press Enter on the keyboard.
  • The magnifier is now turned on and the settings box appears.
  • You can click in the magnification level box to change the level of magnification or use the up and down arrow keys.
  • You can minimise the magnifier settings box by clicking the minimise button orby pressing Alt + Space and then press N .

Find out how to magnify your screen in these other operating systems:

MacLinux.

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