DesktopZoom

DesktopZoom

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2
  • Total Downloads:
    27,044
  • Date Added:
    June 24, 2007
  • File Size:
    384.04KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    93
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This application magnifies your screen, although it is somewhat awkward to maneuver. DesktopZoom has three operational modes. First, it provides an adjustable magnifying window that trails your mouse movements, which at times can be difficult to read.

The second mode magnifies a fixed window, and the third mode magnifies the entire desktop, though they seem to provide the same basic functioning when employed. In both of these states, you constantly have to slide your mouse to read the opened window. However, DesktopZoom does allow you to adjust the zoom percentages.

Once you click Start, its humdrum interface transforms into a small toolbar that allows you to zoom in or out with a few clicks. Though it provides nothing groundbreaking, this free magnifying tool can still prove useful in the right situation.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Useful product for persons with vision impairment. "

July 29, 2008  |  By billyoungm

 |  Version: DesktopZoom 2

Pros

Very good screen magnifier for free. Useful function is that you can run it from a USB jump drive or CD without isntalling on a computer so you may be able to use it on public computers such as at the library.

Cons

If it was combined with a screen reader it would be even better.

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5 stars

"Free and Excellent"

February 16, 2008

 |  Version: DesktopZoom 2

Pros

My Dad has Macular Degeneration and I've been searching for a really good magnifier that is simple to use. So far this one fits the bill nicely.

Cons

I really could not figure out how to use the full screen mode.

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4 stars

"A quality free product that almost achieves the main use cases of expensive ones"

November 13, 2007  |  By mtraum

 |  Version: DesktopZoom 2

Pros

Caret tracking is a great addition.

Please consider making this product open source. This is the best free implementation yet and is a great boon to the visually disabled community, especially if a community effort was able to back the development to improve the product.

Cons

Caret tracking does not always work as expected, for example, when using Yahoo mail under Firefox (at very least).

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2
Version 2 adds new option to smooth the entire desktop, option to follow the caret, and option to show the desktop as a thumbnail.
General
Publisher LittleGemsAdmin
Publisher web site http://users.pandora.be/littlegems/Index.html
Release Date June 24, 2007
Date Added June 24, 2007
Version 2
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 384.04KB
File Name DesktopZoom.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 27,044
Downloads Last Week 93
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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