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:

Mac, Linux.

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