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Virtual Magnifying Glass v3.6

webfork on 1 Jan 2018
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Sep 2013
  • Suggested by JohnW

Virtual Magnifying Glass is designed for visually-impaired and others who need to magnify a part of the screen. Unlike most similar programs it does not open a separate window for the magnification but instead puts a movable magnifying glass on screen.

Cross-platform with versions available for Mac, Linux, and FreeBSD.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice. The application files are in the {app} subfolder. Launch magnifier.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Magnifixer
Latest comments
AdrianK_IT on 2011-12-26 19:41

DesktopZoom v3.5 ( stays magnifying when you click on an item.

AdrianK_IT on 2015-05-26 13:13

I have had to use Desktop Zoom for real recently after an eye operation, and have uninstalled it. It would always fairly quickly lead to complete system lockup on my Win 7 Home Premium PC, mouse and keyboard completely useless, no pssibility to launch Task manager, hard shutdown the only option.

joby_toss on 2015-05-26 18:04

Virtual Magnifying Glass???

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WinSize2 v2.38.04

donald on 12 Jan 2017
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by I am Baas

WinSize2 provides several window management tools in one. The program automatically re-sizes windows according to predefined sizes, saves and restores icon positions on the desktop that get moved during resolution changes, and even renames window titles or and can send an application predefined characters (e.g. some Tab characters to set the focus in the window to a special field).

The program stores individual window positions for unique resolution settings (e.g. larger screens settings may want larger sizes to fit the screen precisely).

Written in AutoHotkey.

Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In application folder, create a new folder named Data
  3. In application folder create the file WinSize2_Root.INI in a text editor add following text:
  4. Rename WinSize2_Update.exe to WinSize2.exe and launch

QZoom v1.5e

webfork on 21 Sep 2013
  • 301KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by joby_toss

QZoom is full screen zoom and operation tool similar to the default one included with Mac OS X. You can zoom into the screen and out using customizable hotkeys or the mouse scroll wheel.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QZoom.exe.
Latest comments
PeterM on 2009-10-14 12:33

AFAIK the configuration can be changed by right clicking
the tray icon and changing the settings, including the use
of the escape key.

webfork on 2009-11-02 23:56

Love this program but had serious slow down problems on to Vista Ultimate 32-bit machines. Still useful -- just had to only use keyboard controls rather than the ctrl+mouse-scroll.

PeterM on 2009-11-06 11:40


which stated "4. It does add itself to the start menu but you can right click and uncheck that option pretty easily."

I found that it put a link in the startup folder when it is first run (and settings.ini is empty). To be truly portable, the portable version should have this option OFF by default IMHO.

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