JSI Tip 2578. The Windows 2000 Magnifier and Utility Manager.


If you have dimished vision, the Magnifier tool can make the screen more readable.

Microsoft provides a minimal set of tools for persons with special needs. See http://www.microsoft.com/enable.

The Magnifier tool can be started from Start / Programs / Accessories / Accessibility / Magnifier. With Magnifier, you can:

Change the magnification level

Change the size of the magnification window 

Change the position of the magnification window on your desktop

Invert the screen colors 

Use a high-contrast setting 

Follow the mouse pointer as it moves on your screen 

Follow the keyboard focus that centers on the location of the insertion point 

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The Utility Manager can be started at Start / Programs / Accessories / Accessibility / Utility Manager or by pressing the Windows Logo key and typing U. The Utility Manager provides access to Magnifier and Narrator. You can add the On-Screen Keyboard by pressing Add to Utility Manager from the On-Screen Keyboard File menu. Narrator starts automatically with Utility Manager.

You can use Utility Manager to automatically start Magnifier when Windows 2000 starts.


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