Magnifying the screen in
Windows 95,98,2000,Me

This page gives you step-by-step instructions on how to launch Magnifier in earlier versions of Windows


Open the Window's Magnifier using the following steps:

  1. 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 ' .
  2. Click on ' Programs ' or alternatively press ' P ' on the keyboard until ' Programs ' is highlighted and then press ' Enter ' .
  3. Click on ' Accessories ' or press ' A ' on the keyboard until ' Accessories ' is highlighted and then press ' Enter ' .
  4. Click on ' Accessibility ' or if you are using the keyboard, it will already be highlighted so just press ' Enter ' .
  5. Click on ' Magnifier ' or press ' M ' and when ' Magnifier ' is highlighted, press ' Enter ' on the keyboard.
  6. The magnifier is now turned on and the settings box appears.
  7. You can click in the magnification level box (as highlighted in Fig 1 ) to change the level of magnification, or use the up and down arrow keys.
  8. You can minimise the magnifier settings box by clicking the minimise button or by pressing ' Alt ' + ' Spacebar ' and then press ' N ' .

Windows Magnifer
Fig 1

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies - contact your local IT support for further help.

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