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How to close the magnifier?

By Healer ·
I often by accident start the magnifier. I've found no way to close it and I have to shut down the computer in order to get rid of it.

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Straight from Windows 7 Help

by Jacky Howe In reply to How to close the magnifie ...

Make items on the screen appear bigger (Magnifier)
[This content is preliminary and subject to change.]

Magnifier enlarges different parts of the screen. This is especially useful for viewing objects that are difficult to see, but also for seeing the whole screen more easily.

There are three modes:

Full-screen mode. In full-screen mode, your entire screen is magnified. You can then have Magnifier follow the mouse pointer.

Lens mode. In lens mode, the area around the mouse pointer is magnified. When you move the mouse pointer, the area of the screen that's magnified moves along with it.

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.

Click to open Magnifier.

On the Views menu, click the mode that you want to use.

Move the pointer to the part of the screen that you want to magnify.

Notes
To exit Magnifier, press the Windows logo key +Esc.

When you're using full-screen mode, you can quickly preview your entire desktop by clicking the Views menu, and then clicking Preview full screen.

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I've got it. Thanks!

by Healer In reply to Straight from Windows 7 H ...

Sometimes I am trying to do too many things at one time and then I miss the thing I am looking for. Excuse my oversight.

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I'm sure that

by Jacky Howe In reply to I've got it. Thanks!

most of us, have had that happen, at some time or other.

Have a look around in Windows Help and Support, click on Browse Help topics.

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