Does Windows 7 have a "zoom" feature?


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Gary

I have a Mac OSX desktop computer and a Windows 7 netbook. OSX has a
feature that allows easy zoom using the keys cmd+ and cmd-. Being an
older user with less-than-perfect eyesight, I love that feature and use
it all the time.

Things seem harder to enlarge in Windows 7, and it's important enought
to me to want to set up some fast method for accomplishing the same
thing I can do with cmd+ and cmd-.

But I haven't been able to figure it out.

Do you have any suggestions, and thanks in advance?
 
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Paul

Gary said:
I have a Mac OSX desktop computer and a Windows 7 netbook. OSX has a
feature that allows easy zoom using the keys cmd+ and cmd-. Being an
older user with less-than-perfect eyesight, I love that feature and use
it all the time.

Things seem harder to enlarge in Windows 7, and it's important enought
to me to want to set up some fast method for accomplishing the same
thing I can do with cmd+ and cmd-.

But I haven't been able to figure it out.

Do you have any suggestions, and thanks in advance?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/Windows7/Make-items-on-the-screen-appear-bigger-Magnifier

Paul
 
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LouB

Paul said:
I think this means you are out of luck on a netbook...

Docked mode. In docked mode, only a portion of the screen is magnified,
leaving the rest of your desktop in a normal state. You can then control
which area of the screen is magnified.

Note

Full-screen mode and lens mode are only available as part of the Aero
experience. If your computer doesn't support Aero, or if you're using a
theme other than an Aero theme, Magnifier will only work in docked mode.

AFAIK Netbooks do not have Aero
 
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UXD

Note

Full-screen mode and lens mode are only available as part of the Aero
experience. If your computer doesn't support Aero, or if you're using a
theme other than an Aero theme, Magnifier will only work in docked mode.

AFAIK Netbooks do not have Aero
Not necessarily. I have an Asus touch-netbook (originally came with
XP) that has Win 7 Professional running on it with Aero.

- the other Paul
 
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Dick Mahar

Gary said:
I have a Mac OSX desktop computer and a Windows 7 netbook. OSX has a
feature that allows easy zoom using the keys cmd+ and cmd-. Being an
older user with less-than-perfect eyesight, I love that feature and use it
all the time.

Things seem harder to enlarge in Windows 7, and it's important enought to
me to want to set up some fast method for accomplishing the same thing I
can do with cmd+ and cmd-.

But I haven't been able to figure it out.

Do you have any suggestions, and thanks in advance?
Hold down the control key while hitting the plus or minus. Maybe that is
what you are looking for.
 
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Nil

AFAIK Netbooks do not have Aero
Only because most (but not all) come with Win 7 Starter. If so, any
other version of Windows 7 can be installed.
 
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LouB

Not necessarily. I have an Asus touch-netbook (originally came with
XP) that has Win 7 Professional running on it with Aero.

- the other Paul
Yabut I meant Netbooks as sold, which come with Win 7 starter.
 
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LouB

Nil said:
Only because most (but not all) come with Win 7 Starter. If so, any
other version of Windows 7 can be installed.
Yabut how well does the machine work with 1gig and its normal CPU?
 
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Nil

Yabut how well does the machine work with 1gig and its normal CPU?
Good point. Aero would probably run slowly. I think the bottleneck
would be the processor, more so than the RAM. My cheap HP netbook runs
Win7 Starter. I bumped the memory up to 2GB, the max this machine will
accept. It's still kind of slow. I was considering upgrading it to Home
Premium, but then I decided that Aero probably wouldn't run very well
and so I've stayed with Starter.
 
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Ken Blake

Yabut how well does the machine work with 1gig and its normal CPU?

My netbook (an EEE with 1GB of RAM) came with Windows XP Home edition.
I upgraded it to Windows 7 Ultimate (a two-step upgrade--first to
Vista, then to Windows 7).

I use the netbook almost exclusively for e-mail (Outlook 2010) while
traveling. Its performance obviously isn't great, but as far as I'm
concerned, it's adequate for that use.
 
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Ken Blake

Hold down the control key while hitting the plus or minus. Maybe that is
what you are looking for.

Or hold down the control key while scrolling the mouse wheel.
 
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Carroll Robbins

-0400 in said:
Good point. Aero would probably run slowly. I think the bottleneck
would be the processor, more so than the RAM. My cheap HP netbook runs
Win7 Starter. I bumped the memory up to 2GB, the max this machine will
accept. It's still kind of slow. I was considering upgrading it to Home
Premium, but then I decided that Aero probably wouldn't run very well
and so I've stayed with Starter.
Aero performance depends more on the graphics engine than on the CPU. Check
your Windows Experience Index for Graphics.
 
K

kreed

Ken Blake said:
Or hold down the control key while scrolling the mouse wheel.
I think you mean while using Explorer, internet or otherwise.
K
 
K

Ken Blake

I think you mean while using Explorer, internet or otherwise.

No.

It's a Windows standard, and works in many (but not all) applications.
As a single example, Microsoft Word is one of them.
 
C

Char Jackson

No.

It's a Windows standard, and works in many (but not all) applications.
As a single example, Microsoft Word is one of them.
I don't think it's a Windows standard. It seems to be supported (or
mostly not) on a program by program basis.
 
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Ken Blake

I don't think it's a Windows standard. It seems to be supported (or
mostly not) on a program by program basis.

Standards are not always followed. This is one of them.
 
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