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The Virtual Magnifying Glass is an open source, cross-platform screen magnification tool. It is simple, customizable, and easy-to-use. This application is free but please consider sending a small donation to help us develop even better applications for the world =) Instructions are here: http://magnifier.sourceforge.net/#donations

What's New

Version 3.6:
  • This version implements a much sharper magnification when anti-aliasing is off, which is the default state.

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.6.8

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Lvdoc Member IconComment+535
Lvdoc
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Well, this works, and it's only a buck:

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/40826/zoom-it

I've had no troubles with it.

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Version 3.6
Ean Member IconReview+223
Ean
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This is so bad I'm speechless, but I'll try. Double-clicking the app icon results in a black screen with a loupe window "magnifying" black, I suppose. Attempting to move the loupe window results in multiple, equally useless windows. Command-Q restores the screen, but doesn't actually quit the application. There are plenty of good alternatives to this particular waste of bandwidth.

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Version 3.6
B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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That's open source and cross platform for you.

Felipe MDC
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That's very strange, in my MacBook with 10.6 it works normally. Could you describe your system so that I can find the bug? Which Mac OS X version, any special hardware, maybe screen resolution, is it 64-bits?

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Foulger
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Sounded Good - downloaded - ran it - screen turned black - moved the magnifier window - screen returned to normal - no magnification. No instructions - no more use to this user.

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Version 3.6
Felipe MDC
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That's very strange, in my MacBook with 10.6 it works normally. Could you describe your system so that I can find the bug? Which Mac OS X version, any special hardware, maybe screen resolution, is it 64-bits?

To increase/decrease the magnification you can use the + and - keyboard keys (via shift if necessary).

There are instructions, in the system tray icon in the Help section is shows a PDF with the instructions.

Foulger
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Mac Pro E 2008 OS X Lion 10.7.2

Lazarus Foundation (Developer)
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Ok, thanks a lot for the info =) Indeed I just found a 10.7 computer here and it doesn't work in 10.7, but it works in 10.4 to 10.6 normally. Clearly Apple changed something here which broke the magnifier ... I think it broke the screenshot taking code.

The next version should use a different Lazarus backend, probably LCL-Cocoa or LCL-CustomDrawn-Cocoa and then I will be careful to verify that the screenshot taking part of the new backend works properly in 10.7 too. I'll post a new version when ready.

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Version 3.6
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Version 3.6
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Downloads 5,419
Version Downloads 5,419
License Free
Date 10 Dec 2011
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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