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  • davebrody2004
    Feb 26, 2010
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      Has anyone tried this magnifier. What do people think?

      --- In magnifiers@yahoogroups.com, "Verhoeven, Peter" <peter.verhoeven@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Vicky,
      >
      > You can also try WinZoom http://www.getwinzoom.com
      > They offer a UsB version, that does not need any driver installation or administrator permission.
      >
      > Peter Verhoeven
      > http://www.magnifiers.org
      >
      >
      > Peter Verhoeven
      > T +31 (0)77 359 2706
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: magnifiers@yahoogroups.com [mailto:magnifiers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Victoria Gaitanis
      > Sent: dinsdag 23 februari 2010 19:20
      > To: magnifiers@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [magnifiers] Re: Dual Monitor - Magnification displays on second monitor
      >
      > I was wondering if anyone else has problems with IZOOM using word processing? I'm just demo-ing the software so maybe that's the issue - but it seems like Word runs a lot slower and the keyboard is way less responsive if I've got IZOOM up and running. I've also noticed that the words identified as misspelled by the red wavy lines are not very clear at all.
      > Anyone have any ideas? I'm mainly trying to find screen magnification for my daughter who is low vision - something affordable but portable - so she can use any computer at school with it. Thanks!
      > Vicky G
      >
      > On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 4:42 PM, hostricity <geoffstaples@...>wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > I'm glad to know that works well for you. I've talked to my friend and
      > > he is willing to spend the money on Zoom Text, so I'm going to set up
      > > the demo for him. I think it will be exactly what he needs.
      > >
      > > I'm a techy, so I'll check out the Windows 7 magnifier -- unless
      > > someone who has it would be kind enough to let us know if it will work
      > > dual monitor as discussed here.
      > >
      > > I've seen people using magnification software on a single screen and
      > > they tell me it is disorienting because it obstructs seeing what is on
      > > the rest of the screen and disrupts the natural flow of using the computer.
      > >
      > > Which is why I thought that a separate monitor that magnifies would
      > > work well.
      > >
      > > As I mentioned previously, my friend can see the screen, but gets
      > > frustrated that he can't read a lot of it quite well enough and
      > > focusing on that causes him to make typos and lose his train of thought.
      > >
      > > I'll report back after we get this going for him so those who have
      > > taken an interest will know what happened.
      > >
      > > Geoff
      > >
      > > --- In magnifiers@yahoogroups.com <magnifiers%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > > Karey Carbaugh <kareycarbaugh@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Geoff,
      > > > Â
      > > > I'm not sure if they even make these any more, but you might look
      > > > into a
      > > magnifier that can be placed over the screen if he doesn't need a lot
      > > of magnification. They make, or used to make, such devices for
      > > people to use on a TV and they sat in front of the TV screen to just magnify it a little.
      > > > Â
      > > > Also, I don't know if this dual monitor feature is available in the
      > > > new
      > > Windows 7 Magnifier, built in to Windows, that many have raved about
      > > on this list.
      > > > Â
      > > > I personally just hooked up a second monitor to my system at work,
      > > running ZoomText, last week. I absolutely LOVE it, love the
      > > flexibility and the avil.ity to HotKey between 1 monitor having an
      > > enlarged image and the other an un-enlarged image, having both
      > > monitors with an enlarged "clone" of each other, or having both
      > > monitors in Span mode where they act as a really wide screen with an
      > > enlarged image that goes across both screens. I love the first and
      > > last options I've described above, and while I probably won't use them
      > > all the time, or even a lot of the time, having a span of a really
      > > wide spreadsheet, my goodness how did I ever do it for the past 10+
      > > years with ZoomText and 15 or more before that with only one monitor
      > > and a spreadsheet with 20 or 30 columns!! And, the 1x image along
      > > with an enlarged image has already proved invaluable for training,
      > > both with me as the traner and as the trainee! The sighted person
      > > can look at the second screen
      > > > while I look at the enlarged screen and if they want to show me
      > > > something
      > > on my screen, I simply hand them my mouse and they move it on the 1x
      > > screen and I see it on the 8x enlarged screen! This is truely one of
      > > the best things to hit ZoomText in a long time, and I didn't know what I was missing!
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Thank you,
      > > > Have a Great Day!
      > > >
      > > > Karey Carbaugh
      > > >
      > > > --- On Fri, 2/19/10, hostricity <geoffstaples@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > From: hostricity <geoffstaples@>
      > > > Subject: [magnifiers] Re: Dual Monitor - Magnification displays on
      > > > second
      > > monitor
      > > > To: magnifiers@yahoogroups.com <magnifiers%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > > Date: Friday, February 19, 2010, 2:26 PM
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Â
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Thanks for the heads up.
      > > >
      > > > The dual monitor feature as I described is the primary requirement.
      > > >
      > > > We don't need really high power magnification or a lot of flexibility.
      > > 200% to 300% would be plenty.
      > > >
      > > > This is for someone who can see the monitor screen to navigate,
      > > > etc., but
      > > needs the magnification to perform various functions and read smaller text.
      > > >
      > > > He is not legally blind, but has low vision issues related to
      > > > diabetes
      > > and needs an assist.
      > > >
      > > > We found that magnifying directly under the magnifier disrupts his
      > > ability to use and navigate the screen, hence the idea of
      > > magnification on the second screen.
      > > >
      > > > Geoff
      > > >
      > > > --- In magnifiers@yahoogro ups.com, "Shawn Warren" <swarren@ > wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Geoff,
      > > > >
      > > > > Don't waste your time. WinZoom does not support what you want
      > > > > "allows me to use a magnifier on screen 1, but have the
      > > > > magnification display
      > > on
      > > > > screen 2"
      > > > >
      > > > > However, if you don't care about the Dual Mon support, WinZoom
      > > > > will provide cheap magnificication.
      > > > >
      > > > > Shawn
      > > > >
      > > > > -----Original Message-----
      > > > > From: magnifiers@yahoogro ups.com [mailto:magnifiers@yahoogro
      > > > > ups.com]
      > > On
      > > > > Behalf Of davebrody2004
      > > > > Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 1:22 PM
      > > > > To: magnifiers@yahoogro ups.com
      > > > > Subject: [magnifiers] Re: Dual Monitor - Magnification displays on
      > > > > second monitor
      > > > >
      > > > > You might want to try www.getwinzoom. com. Their high end
      > > > > magnifier is
      > > a
      > > > > lot less. They also offer a lite version for $60.
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In magnifiers@yahoogro ups.com, "hostricity" <geoffstaples@ >
      > > > > wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Thank you for the suggestion. ZoomText is expensive, so I'm
      > > > > > certainly
      > > > > interested in additional suggestions.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Geoff
      > > > > >
      > > > > > --- In magnifiers@yahoogro ups.com, Bas Cancrinus <bascancr@> wrote:
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Zoomtext 9.1 has that setting. Download a trial from
      > > > > www.aisquared. com and
      > > > > > > check out the dual monitor settings.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > - Bas
      > > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > -----Original Message-----
      > > > > From: magnifiers@yahoogro ups.com [mailto:magnifiers@yahoogro
      > > > > ups.com]
      > > On
      > > > > Behalf Of hostricity
      > > > > Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 2:02 PM
      > > > > To: magnifiers@yahoogro ups.com
      > > > > Subject: [magnifiers] Dual Monitor - Magnification displays on
      > > > > second monitor
      > > > >
      > > > > Every software I have seen magnifies where you place the magnifier.
      > > > >
      > > > > That's not what I want.
      > > > >
      > > > > I'm looking for Windows XP software which allows me to use a
      > > > > magnifier on screen 1, but have the magnification display on screen 2.
      > > > >
      > > > > So, screen 1, would only display the outline of the magnifier, but
      > > would
      > > > > otherwise look normal. No magnification would display on screen 1.
      > > > >
      > > > > Screen 2 would display magnified whatever is under the magnifier
      > > > > on screen 1.
      > > > >
      > > > > Is anyone aware of software like this?
      > > > >
      > > > > Thanks,
      > > > >
      > > > > Geoff
      > > > >
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