Virtual Magnifying Glass 3.6
A free, open source, screen magnifier, for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X.


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Virtual Magnifying Glass is a free, open source, cross-platform screen magnification tool. It is simple, customizable, and easy-to-use.

System requirements:
Latest Features:
Two actual screenshots:

Screenshot in Windows Screenshot in Linux


Donations

The Virtual Magnifying Glass project accepts donations. You can donate to this PayPal account:

felipemonteiro.carvalho.brasil at gmail.com

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Under Windows®, Magnifying Glass can be started from its own icon like any other program. On Unixes (Linux or FreeBSD) you can start the magnifier by opening a console window and typing "vmg" without the quotes.
Magnifying Glass icon


The program shows a magnifying glass lens that follows the mouse movement. You can move the lens around the screen to view magnification of any screen area. To close the lens, click the left mouse button.

Virtual Magnifying Glass also adds it's own system tray icon. Left-click on the icon offers a shortcut for launching the lens again.

Magnifying Glass taskbar icon


Right-click the Magnifying Glass system tray icon to open the Magnifying Glass menu for various customization options.
Magnifying Glass menu


Features:

BETA Feature - Dynamic Mode:
Ctrl + Alt + Arrow Up
Ctrl + Alt + W
Moves the len up
Ctrl + Alt + Arrow Down
Ctrl + Alt + S
Moves the len down
Ctrl + Alt + Arrow Right
Ctrl + Alt + D
Moves the len right
Ctrl + Alt + Arrow Left
Ctrl + Alt + A
Moves the len left


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The following keyboard shortcuts are available when the lens is active:

[ ENTER ] or [ ESC ] Hides the magnifier window
[ Q ] Exits the software
[ Up arrow ] Increase the lens height
[ Down arrow ] Decrease the lens height
[ Right arrow ] Increase the lens width
[ Left arrow ] Decrease the lens width
[ W ] Moves the len up
[ S ] Moves the len down
[ D ] Moves the len right
[ A ] Moves the len left
[ PageUp ] Moves the len up in big steps
[ PageDown ] Moves the len down in big steps
[ B ] Activates and Deactivates the graphical border
[ MOUSE WHELL UP ] Increase the magnification in small steps
[ MOUSE WHELL DOWN ] Decrease the magnification in small steps
[ + ] Increase the magnification in small steps
[ - ] Decrease the magnification in small steps

To set up a shortcut key for launching the Magnifying Glass on Windows® do the following (note: this may not work on all versions of Microsoft® Windows®):
  1. Go from the Start Menu to the Magnifying Glass sub-menu (the place where you would normally start the Magnifier)
  2. Right-click the system tray item of the Magnifying Glass
  3. Check the option "Hot Key Invoke"
  4. You can now use Ctrl+Alt+E to launch the magnifier

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This is not commercial software and there is no customer support. In case you received Magnifying Glass as part of a commercial software distribution, please turn to the provider of that distribution for customer support. Note that this web site functions as the user manual for the program, so the answer to your question may be found on this page.

~ Feedback and bug reports are appreciated! ~

You can use the Magnifying Glass project site at SourceForge to post bug reports and log feature requests.

To contact the author(s) directly try csodonnell at users.sourceforge.net


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Virtual Magnifying Glass is open source software. You are encouraged to carry on the development of this software. Visit the Magnifying Glass project site at SourceForge for further details and source code download. Drop some email to the administrators of the project if you have made some modifications/improvements you would like to get integrated and released with full credts to you.

To work with the Magnifier you need Lazarus, an open source RAD IDE, and some Pascal and Lazarus LCL knowledge. Knowing Win32 API, DirectX, X11 and/or Cocoa can also be usefull.

www.opensource.org   http://sourceforge.net/projects/magnifier


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Resources

Punto Informatico, l'evoluzione della rete, Punto Informatico, l'evoluzione della rete
www.GrOffice.info, open source distributions Virtual Magnifying Glass is now part of the open source GROffice distribution.
InContrast: A website specifically for people who use a high contrast color scheme on their Windows desktop. InContrast helps users of high contrast color schemes identify software that will handle these color schemes. At present it is the only website on the Internet that seeks to offer this information.
The Screen Magnifiers Homepage. The leading resource for magnification solutions information on the Internet.
Braille Virtual. Braille Virtual is a on-line opencourse based on motion graphics and planned to teach Braille to those who can see. It is specially oriented for parents, children and teachers.
Web-Wise-Wizard - Internet Developers Toolbox. Excellent web, CSS resource.
MouseVision, Inc.: Electronic magnifier solutions for people with low vision, including Zoom-Ex the tiny, lightweight accessory that converts your computer into a powerful magnifier.


License

By downloading and/or using Virtual Magnifying Glass and/or the source code you acknowledge that you have read the license agreement below, understood it, and agree to be bound by it's terms and conditions. You also agree that the license agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of agreement between the parties and supersede all proposals or prior agreements, oral or written, and any other communication between the parties relating to the subject of the license agreement of Virtual Magnifying Glass.

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