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Magnifying Glass

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Just like the name says, this freeware creates an effective desktop magnifying glass for easy viewing of text and images. Magnifying Glass creates a system-tray icon that, when double-clicked, quickly opens a rectangular magnifying window. Use the right-click button for the Options menu to alter the window's transparency and size, change the zoom (up to four times), and select the window's position relative to the mouse pointer. We like the ability to offset the window from the cursor, a feature not readily available, but one that allows for an unobstructed view of the area around your cursor. However, we encountered some syntax errors when we attempted to assign some zoom factors; the developers erred and placed a comma instead of a decimal on numbers such as 1.5. Nonetheless, users searching for an effective and free desktop magnifying tool should consider this small program as an option.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Just like the name says, this freeware creates an effective desktop magnifying glass for easy viewing of text and images. Magnifying Glass creates a system-tray icon that, when double-clicked, quickly opens a rectangular magnifying window. Use the right-click button for the Options menu to alter the window's transparency and size, change the zoom (up to four times), and select the window's position relative to the mouse pointer. We like the ability to offset the window from the cursor, a feature not readily available, but one that allows for an unobstructed view of the area around your cursor. However, we encountered some syntax errors when we attempted to assign some zoom factors; the developers erred and placed a comma instead of a decimal on numbers such as 1.5. Nonetheless, users searching for an effective and free desktop magnifying tool should consider this small program as an option.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1

Version 1.1 includes performance improvements.

General

Publisher Workers Collection
Publisher web site http://www.workerscollection.com
Release Date August 18, 2010
Date Added December 15, 2010
Version 1.1

Category

Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 575.69KB
File Name MagniGlassWorker_setup.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 53,693
Downloads Last Week 30

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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