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  • Leonardo Costa Coscarelli
    Hi Ilias and all, I Just Wonder how you could set Windows 7 magnifier to track cursor in MS Word. I have already tested it a couple of times but I was never
    Message 1 of 8 , Aug 25, 2011
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      Hi Ilias and all,

      I Just Wonder how you could set Windows 7 magnifier to track cursor in MS
      Word. I have already tested it a couple of times but I was never able to
      make it track keyboard action, like typing a text.

      Thank you,

      Leo





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      Behalf Of Ilias Bennani
      Sent: quinta-feira, 25 de agosto de 2011 08:25
      To: magnifiers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [magnifiers] Built in Magnifier in Windows 7





      Hi.
      I stopped using ZoomText when i began using Windows 7.
      Reason: The built-in magnifier.

      To start the magnifier, press Start and type in Magnifier.

      If you are using one of the glass-themes, you will also be able to use the
      full screen magnifier.
      This has been an issue for many users, so please make sure you are using a
      glass-theme.

      In the settings, you can enable the magnifier to follow the mouse pointer,
      as well as the carret in MS Word.

      Shortcut keys:

      Enable / zoom in: Win+Num Plus
      Zoom out: Win+Num Minus.
      Disable (but not turn of): Win+Esc.

      When the magnifier is active, you will see a transparent magnification
      glass. Point on that and a tool-bar will appear. Minimize that in order to
      hide the magnifying glass.

      If you consider your self as a non-poweruser, you will have no need of
      ZoomText any more.

      Feel Free to ask If I might be of any more assistance.

      /Ilias

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      On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 03:33, Sherry Wells <sdwells@...
      <mailto:sdwells%40us.ibm.com> > wrote:

      > Hi all,
      >
      > I am new on Windows 7 and am having lots of trouble getting ZoomText to
      > work well. I contacted AI Squared and changed settings per their
      > instructions. This has helped a little but I still have things lock up
      > frequently, especially ITunes, and have to close & reopen ZoomText. I
      > thought Windows 7 came with a built in magnifier but can't find it. Can
      > someone tell me how to use it and if it is worth bothering with. I use
      > Jaws as well as ZoomText and am not a power user of ZoomText. I'd be
      > happy if I could just have an enlarged screen with no hassles. Thanks.
      >
      > Regards,
      > Sherry Wells
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
      >
      >
      > ------------------------------------
      >
      > The Screen Magnifiers Homepage
      > http://www.magnifiers.org
      > Make It Visible!
      >
      >
      >
      > Yahoo! Groups Links
      >
      >
      >

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    • Sherry Wells
      Hi Ilias, Thanks so much for this very useful information! My only question is how do I know if I am using a glass theme? I m not sure what that means. I
      Message 2 of 8 , Aug 25, 2011
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        Hi Ilias,

        Thanks so much for this very useful information! My only question is how
        do I know if I am using a glass theme? I'm not sure what that means. I
        set my desktop to Windows Classic I think. Is that what you mean by
        theme? Can you elaborate a bit please. Thanks again for your help.

        Regards,
        Sherry Wells




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        Hi.
        I stopped using ZoomText when i began using Windows 7.
        Reason: The built-in magnifier.

        To start the magnifier, press Start and type in Magnifier.

        If you are using one of the glass-themes, you will also be able to use the
        full screen magnifier.
        This has been an issue for many users, so please make sure you are using a
        glass-theme.

        In the settings, you can enable the magnifier to follow the mouse pointer,
        as well as the carret in MS Word.

        Shortcut keys:

        Enable / zoom in: Win+Num Plus
        Zoom out: Win+Num Minus.
        Disable (but not turn of): Win+Esc.

        When the magnifier is active, you will see a transparent magnification
        glass. Point on that and a tool-bar will appear. Minimize that in order to
        hide the magnifying glass.

        If you consider your self as a non-poweruser, you will have no need of
        ZoomText any more.

        Feel Free to ask If I might be of any more assistance.

        /Ilias

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        On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 03:33, Sherry Wells <sdwells@...> wrote:

        > Hi all,
        >
        > I am new on Windows 7 and am having lots of trouble getting ZoomText to
        > work well. I contacted AI Squared and changed settings per their
        > instructions. This has helped a little but I still have things lock up
        > frequently, especially ITunes, and have to close & reopen ZoomText. I
        > thought Windows 7 came with a built in magnifier but can't find it. Can
        > someone tell me how to use it and if it is worth bothering with. I use
        > Jaws as well as ZoomText and am not a power user of ZoomText. I'd be
        > happy if I could just have an enlarged screen with no hassles. Thanks.
        >
        > Regards,
        > Sherry Wells
        >
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
        >
        >
        > ------------------------------------
        >
        > The Screen Magnifiers Homepage
        > http://www.magnifiers.org
        > Make It Visible!
        >
        >
        >
        > Yahoo! Groups Links
        >
        >
        >

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      • Ilias Bennani
        Hello again, Sherry. The simplest way is to see if the full screen option is grayed out in the Windows 7 magnifier. If so, then you are probably not using a
        Message 3 of 8 , Aug 25, 2011
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          Hello again, Sherry.

          The simplest way is to see if the "full screen" option is grayed out in the
          Windows 7 magnifier. If so, then you are probably not using a glass theme.
          Or an Aero-theme, witch is the correct name.

          The Aero desktop experience is available in the Home Premium, Professional,
          Ultimate, and Enterprise editions of Windows 7. So first make sure you have
          one of those before you continue.

          To turn Aero on, right click on the windows desktop and chose Personalize.
          There, change from Windows classic to one of the aero themes. I am not 100%
          sure, but I think that is how to change it.

          Good luck!

          /Ilias

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        • Sherry Wells
          Hello Ilias, Well, I think I have made a little progress getting the Windows 7 magnifier set up. I verified that I do have Windows 7 Home Premium edition and
          Message 4 of 8 , Aug 27, 2011
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            Hello Ilias,

            Well, I think I have made a little progress getting the Windows 7
            magnifier set up. I verified that I do have Windows 7 Home Premium
            edition and was able to select one of the aero themes. When I open the
            magnifier though, it is totally unusable. I can't tell what anything is
            or what is going on. I have not been able to find the transparent
            magnifying glass you mentioned so I can change the settings. Nor have I
            seen any full screen option. In fact I have not found any options
            anywhere. Initially the magnifier opened in a small section at the top of
            my screen. I was able to click on the bottom of it and drag it down thus
            increasing the size of the magnification box. But all I could see in the
            box was swirls and colors. Perhaps this is because of the theme I chose
            but none of them seem to offer distinct colors.

            So I guess my next question is how do I find settings? Where is that
            magnifying glass you mentioned that I can click on? Thanks again for your
            help with this!

            Regards,
            Sherry Wells
            Senior IT Specialist
            IBM Global Services
            BCBS Minnesota Account
            Work: 847-838-0540
            Cell Phone: 847-421-1157
            sdwells@...
            Sherry_Wells@...




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            Re: [magnifiers] Built in Magnifier in Windows 7







            Hello again, Sherry.

            The simplest way is to see if the "full screen" option is grayed out in
            the
            Windows 7 magnifier. If so, then you are probably not using a glass theme.
            Or an Aero-theme, witch is the correct name.

            The Aero desktop experience is available in the Home Premium,
            Professional,
            Ultimate, and Enterprise editions of Windows 7. So first make sure you
            have
            one of those before you continue.

            To turn Aero on, right click on the windows desktop and chose Personalize.
            There, change from Windows classic to one of the aero themes. I am not
            100%
            sure, but I think that is how to change it.

            Good luck!

            /Ilias

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            *Ilias Bennani* - ilias@...
            Stockholm (Farsta) Sweden.

            *Mobile*: +46 733 22 75 22*
            Fax*: +46 8 50 00 16 66

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          • Barbara Milleville
            I don t have Win 7 but based on what I ve read so far here, it sure is disappointing that one has to jump through so many hoops to get the free magnifier up
            Message 5 of 8 , Aug 27, 2011
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              I don't have Win 7 but based on what I've read so far here, it sure is
              disappointing that one has to jump through so many hoops to get the free
              magnifier up and running.



              Barbara

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              From: magnifiers@yahoogroups.com [mailto:magnifiers@yahoogroups.com] On
              Behalf Of Sherry Wells
              Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2011 3:17 PM
              To: magnifiers@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: Re: [magnifiers] Built in Magnifier in Windows 7





              Hello Ilias,

              Well, I think I have made a little progress getting the Windows 7
              magnifier set up. I verified that I do have Windows 7 Home Premium
              edition and was able to select one of the aero themes. When I open the
              magnifier though, it is totally unusable. I can't tell what anything is
              or what is going on. I have not been able to find the transparent
              magnifying glass you mentioned so I can change the settings. Nor have I
              seen any full screen option. In fact I have not found any options
              anywhere. Initially the magnifier opened in a small section at the top of
              my screen. I was able to click on the bottom of it and drag it down thus
              increasing the size of the magnification box. But all I could see in the
              box was swirls and colors. Perhaps this is because of the theme I chose
              but none of them seem to offer distinct colors.

              So I guess my next question is how do I find settings? Where is that
              magnifying glass you mentioned that I can click on? Thanks again for your
              help with this!

              Regards,
              Sherry Wells
              Senior IT Specialist
              IBM Global Services
              BCBS Minnesota Account
              Work: 847-838-0540
              Cell Phone: 847-421-1157
              sdwells@... <mailto:sdwells%40us.ibm.com>
              Sherry_Wells@... <mailto:Sherry_Wells%40bluecrossmn.com>




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              Re: [magnifiers] Built in Magnifier in Windows 7







              Hello again, Sherry.

              The simplest way is to see if the "full screen" option is grayed out in
              the
              Windows 7 magnifier. If so, then you are probably not using a glass theme.
              Or an Aero-theme, witch is the correct name.

              The Aero desktop experience is available in the Home Premium,
              Professional,
              Ultimate, and Enterprise editions of Windows 7. So first make sure you
              have
              one of those before you continue.

              To turn Aero on, right click on the windows desktop and chose Personalize.
              There, change from Windows classic to one of the aero themes. I am not
              100%
              sure, but I think that is how to change it.

              Good luck!

              /Ilias

              ===
              *Ilias Bennani* - ilias@... <mailto:ilias%40abc.se>
              Stockholm (Farsta) Sweden.

              *Mobile*: +46 733 22 75 22*
              Fax*: +46 8 50 00 16 66

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            • Jennifer Jesso
              Hi Sherry, I am also using JAWS and ZoomText on my Windows 7 laptop and I think JAWS somehow prevents the Windows 7 Magnifier from working in full-screen mode.
              Message 6 of 8 , Aug 27, 2011
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                Hi Sherry,

                I am also using JAWS and ZoomText on my Windows 7 laptop and I think
                JAWS somehow prevents the Windows 7 Magnifier from working in
                full-screen mode. When I use the magnifier without JAWS running it
                works, but with JAWS running (even with all the same settings) it doesn't.

                I agree with you that the magnifier is virtually useless without full
                screen mode, especially for those of us who need higher levels of
                magnification (as I'm guessing you do, as you are also using JAWS).

                The one plus about ZoomText (besides working with JAWS) is that the
                quality of on-screen text is nowhere near comparable to that of the
                Windows Magnifier. At higher levels of magnification the Windows
                Magnifier text appears fairly fuzzy and blurry, while ZoomText's text is
                perfectly clear at any magnification level.

                Jen

                On 8/27/2011 12:17 PM, Sherry Wells wrote:
                >
                > Hello Ilias,
                >
                > Well, I think I have made a little progress getting the Windows 7
                > magnifier set up. I verified that I do have Windows 7 Home Premium
                > edition and was able to select one of the aero themes. When I open the
                > magnifier though, it is totally unusable. I can't tell what anything is
                > or what is going on. I have not been able to find the transparent
                > magnifying glass you mentioned so I can change the settings. Nor have I
                > seen any full screen option. In fact I have not found any options
                > anywhere. Initially the magnifier opened in a small section at the top of
                > my screen. I was able to click on the bottom of it and drag it down thus
                > increasing the size of the magnification box. But all I could see in the
                > box was swirls and colors. Perhaps this is because of the theme I chose
                > but none of them seem to offer distinct colors.
                >
                > So I guess my next question is how do I find settings? Where is that
                > magnifying glass you mentioned that I can click on? Thanks again for your
                > help with this!
                >
                > Regards,
                > Sherry Wells
                > Senior IT Specialist
                > IBM Global Services
                > BCBS Minnesota Account
                > Work: 847-838-0540
                > Cell Phone: 847-421-1157
                > sdwells@... <mailto:sdwells%40us.ibm.com>
                > Sherry_Wells@... <mailto:Sherry_Wells%40bluecrossmn.com>
                >



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