Microsoft Accessibility Feedback

Welcome to Microsoft’s Accessibility Feedback forum. We are very interested in learning more about what products, features, and tools will delight our customers. Please share your ideas with us and remember to vote for ideas posted by others that you also think are great.

If you accidentally came here in need of technical support, please reach out to our Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team

  • Hot ideas
  • Top ideas
  • New ideas
  • My feedback
  1. Windows 10 Magnifier bug

    Since updating to Windows 10 version 2004, there seems to be a bug which is causing the Windows Magnifier to judder/shake as the mouse is moved across the screen, whereas it should be smooth.
    The issue is found when magnifier is set to: Choose a view 'Full Screen Mode' and Keep the mouse pointer 'Within the edges of the screen'. When the mouse pointer is set to 'Centred on the screen' the issue does not occur.

    6 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    2 comments  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. full screen crosshair on windows 10 ?

    full screen crosshair on windows 10 following the mouse cursor ?

    138 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    22 comments  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Windows 10 magnifier handling multiple monitors

    I really like Windows 10 magnifier. It's lightweight and doesn't stress computers out.

    At office I'm using two monitors and a third party magnifying software (ZoomText magnifier from Freedom Scientific) because I like the handling of two monitors. But this Software requires nearly a gaming rig just to assist me. With my office-PC it remarkably slows me down during my daily work. In addition the fonts in windows apps are processed really bad.

    So my wish to Microsoft is to implement a similar handling of multiple monitors to ZoomText in the same light weight manor as usual.

    I try to…

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Magnifier's Ctrl+Alt+Scroll wheel functionality needs to be more 'snappy'

    When I use Magnifier with Ctrl+Alt+Scroll Wheell to zoom in and out, there's this weird 'delayed' feeling when using it. I think it's because there is an animation between different zoom levels, and this animation is quite slow. I also wish that zooming in/out was smoother - say you have a trackpad or mouse that supports pixel-precise scrolling. Also, Ctrl+Alt+two-finger touchpad scroll doesn't work

    2 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Windows 10: Magnifier with controller

    I wish there is a way I can turn magnifier on, zoom in/zoom out, etc with my Xbox One/360/whatever controller. I think this feature is implanted in Xbox One (don't take my word as I don't have it). Double tap on Xbox button perhaps? For ideas look at Nintendo Switch.

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Make Magnifier Zoom in Transition Smooth

    Please make the magnifier zoom transition smooth. You can replicate Mac OS or do better. But this one just not nice. I am not a fan of Mac but bought one because of this. My mom and dad had an eye problem and did not want them to use a Windows magnifier. You update Windows regularly. Just update this one, please. Its 2020 and the same problem appears to be the same.

    I am a YouTube creator and an Online Educator. Using Mac OS just because of the smoothness of the transition. Believe me, tutors use this functionality a lot…

    5 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    18 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    5 comments  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Coppy Apple, and make a magnifier that works for users!

    Windows 10 magnifier doesn't work.
    It needs to change drastically. Copy Apple and Google, and make the magnifier smooth, intuitive and fast!

    6 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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…

    6 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.

    8 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. MAKE THE MAGNIFIER AS GOOD AS THE ONE ON THE MAC

    THE MAGNIFIER NEEDS TO BE IMPROVED!

    THE ZOOM MOTION IS TERRIBLE AND GIVES ME HEAD PAIN

    TAKE MAC OS MAGNIFIER AS EXAMPLE, IT WORKS WELL, SMOOTHLY AND FAST.

    PLEASE, DO IT!

    4 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    3 comments  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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!!!!

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Can you make the magnification zoom work the same away that it works on Mac OS?

    Windows magnifier needs to get better!
    It is not smooth, not fast, and looks jammed.
    I believe the way Apple implemented it on Mac OS, and Google on Chrome OS, are much faster and intuitive.
    Allow users to get customize the key the want to use to zoom.
    Allow users to select a text, press customizable keys, and have narrator read it.

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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!

    5 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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.

    5 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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.

    5 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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.

    6 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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.

    3 votes
    Sign in
    (thinking…)
    Sign in with: Facebook Google
    Signed in as (Sign out)

    We’ll send you updates on this idea

    1 comment  ·  Windows Magnifier  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
← Previous 1
  • Don't see your idea?

Feedback and Knowledge Base