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  1. Windows 10 Magnifier needs to be improved!

    The magnifier works terribly.
    The motion is jammed and not smooth.
    It doesn't feel like it had been optimized.
    Using the GPU to improve the zoom motion would be ideal.
    Mac OS and Chrome Os implemented this perfectly.
    Also, adding a select to speak feature would be ideal, since some users don't need narrator on full time.
    Allow users to customize the modifier keys they want to use with the mouse wheel.
    Thanks for listening! These improvement will change the whole windows experience to people like me.

    12 votes
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  2. An audible alert for Notification bar

    With magnification (or even a screen reader), it is often impossible to know that the notification bar has popped up and is awaiting some response. A simple bing sound would alert users to press Alt-N to answer the question. Ideally, focus would automatically move to the notification bar.

    9 votes
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  3. Allow Larger Taskbar Icons

    Allow larger taskbar Icons
    My grandmother is visually impaired, and has trouble seeing the small taskbar icons on her computer. I would like a way to make the taskbar icons larger.

    7 votes
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  4. Add enhanced pointers for Magnifier

    Unlike the Magnifier in Apple OS, Windows Magnifier does not provide an extra large, enhanced pointer suitable for low vision users. Instead, Windows offers an extra large pointer pack which is ineffective for many low vision users because it is too small and lacks proper emphasis.

    Additionally, the said pointer pack does not address the needs of low vision users who suffer from field-of-vision loss. Such users require additional enhancements which make it easier to continously track the cursor. Instead, Windows provides two outdated features which are ineffective for many low vision users: Press Control to locate the cursor vis…

    5 votes
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  5. Improve the quality of the font smoothing with the magnifier

    when we Zoom in an application (browsers, MSoffice...), the smoothing is perfect even at high zoom levels, while with the Windows magnifier the smoothing is very bad.

    4 votes
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  6. Provide an option to make the mouse cursor/insertion point centered in full screen when magnified.

    Providing an option for making the mouse cursor centered when moving around the screen would negate the need for ZoomText; additionally, I'd want the functionality to apply to centering the screen around the insertion point when typing.

    There has already been an idea posted here:
    https://microsoftaccessibility.uservoice.com/forums/307429-microsoft-accessibility-feedback/suggestions/17819389-improve-magnification-make-it-more-apple-like

    But it seems the "- Add an option to center the mouse in the zoom area (full screen mode)" has been ignored

    4 votes
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  7. Zoom tool scalability

    As a low vision individual, I've used the magnifier since the days of XP where I had to open the command box and type "magnify". I do like the newer "Windows-+" hotkey, but I wanted to suggest a way I use in other Operating systems. I use the Gnome desktop in Linux almost exclusively because the zoom feature allows me to designate a hotkey and use the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. It allows for quicker access and makes it easier to vary the zoom level. Hotkey+wheel up zooms in level by level and hotkey-wheel down scrools back…

    3 votes
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  8. STOP DELETING OUR RESQUESTS! WE NEED A BETTER MAGNIFICATION!

    USE THE GPU GRAPHIC TO IMPROVE ZOOM
    MAKE IS AS GOOD AS THE MAC OS

    COME ON, IT IS EASY TO DO!

    3 votes
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  9. Empruve The Magnification Motion

    Make the magnification smoother and more optimized
    Use the GPU to improve it.
    Take a look at macOS magnification, it used GPU to perform the zoom and it feels so good.
    Please, help us with that, also, allow users to choose which key to press to zoom in or out.

    3 votes
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  10. full screen crosshair on windows 10 ?

    full screen crosshair on windows 10 following the mouse cursor ?

    3 votes
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  11. Magnifier Improvements - Close But NO Cigar.

    Adding the ability to zoom the magnifier by holding modifier keys was nice, but I find the implementation somewhat clumsy.

    First, users need the ability to change the keyboard modifiers. Control-Alt is not always the best option for many users.

    Second, when zoomed in, moving around on the screen is problematic. The movement is choppy and too fast. I find I often move much further than I intended. The movement needs to be slower and much smoother. A good example of how this should work can be seen by using Glass Brick - another window zooming utility.

    In a somewhat…

    3 votes
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  12. This last upgrade took away my ability to enlarge the letters. I don't need the whole screen magnified, I just need the letters bigger!

    This last upgrade took away my ability to enlarge the letters. I don't need the whole screen magnified, I just need the letters bigger!

    3 votes
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  13. New Version

    A better Magnifier!
    The program "Magic" by Freedom Scientific has been a much more versatile and powerful "magnifier" that the windows one! I have used it for 6 years and it is GREAT. Only problem is that with the rate of "UPDATES from MS, the have stopped supporting, updating or improving problems caused by MS UPDATES Latest MS updates cause screen jumping and/or freezing!! FIX IT!!! I need it!!!!

    2 votes
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  14. Show me how to delete magnifier on windows 10 and replace it with the windows 7 magnifier...Please

    Show me how to delete magnifier on windows 10 and replace it with the windows 7 magnifier. It worked well for me but something happened to it in windows 10 that makes it a real pain

    2 votes
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  15. MAKE THE ZOOM AS GOOD AS THE Mac OS OPTION!

    MAKE THE ZOOM BETTER, IT IS THE WORST IN THE MARKETING!
    USE THE GPU GRAPHIC TO BETTER THE MAGNIFICATION AND ADD A SELECT TO SPEAK OPTION.

    2 votes
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  16. Independent Screen Magnification

    Magnification works "ok", however it does not allow independent Screen magnification. It makes working with dual screens an experience that causes sickness and headaches. Independent Screen magnification and it only moving on the screen your cursor is on would make a vast improvement.

    2 votes
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  17. Worse greedy company

    Appreciate your customers instead of ignoring them. And deal with their issues been hacked with an Xbox I never had. I am on disability and this has happened for a year and all you could do after deleting all my messages is tell me you will take my card be more like apple take some lessons cause they have customer service

    2 votes
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  18. Windows magnifier snap to pop-up alerts

    Currently when using Windows Magnifier the magnifier lens stays where the cursor/mouse is positioned. If a pop-up message shows up on the screen it can be missed because that's not where the user's attention is focused. This is an issue using public computers, like at the library, where the "## minutes remaining" pop-up comes up in the bottom right of the screen. Ideal to have an option to select snap-to pop-up alerts.

    2 votes
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  19. Smart Magnifier with enhanced inversion capabilities

    Currently, with mangnifier inversion on, everything looks either back or whilte. I like this as it helps me to see better. On top of this, it would be great if certain colors can be 'modified' in such a way that the resulting 'Smart Inversion' will enhance user experience. For instance, I personally don't like to see white background on portions of the screen (as it tends to have 'glaring' effect on my eyes) - so, it would be great if the magnifier can be tweaked such that those portions with 'glary' background can be toned down. I think similar functionality…

    2 votes
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  20. magnifier to follow curser with all applications

    The magnifier needs to follow the cursor when typing on this website and with all applications. Thank you.

    2 votes
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