Computer Glasses
Computer Glasses
3.1.0

4.0

Computer Glasses free download for Mac

Computer Glasses

3.1.0
24 August 2012

Magnify a portion of your screen.

Overview

Computer Glasses lets you magnify a portion of the screen to read fine print or magnify an image.

When you open Computer Glasses, you see a red circle. Click on the circle (magnifier) and drag it over the area to be magnified. As you drag the magnifier, you will see crosshairs. When you release the mouse, the area inside the area within the circle will be magnified. A Control Panel lets you choose the magnifier shape (Rectangle or Circle), the size of the magnifier (slider), turn the magnifier on/off and change the magnification (Slight, Medium, Larger and Largest). You can shrink the Control Panel, move it out of the way on the desktop, or minimize it to the Dock. You can close Computer Glasses by clicking on the control panel's (red) close button. Control Panel settings and location are saved between sessions. Magnifier location is saved between sessions and between Hide/Show views.

What's new in Computer Glasses

Version 3.1.0:
  • Is compatible with OS X 10.8 default security.

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Gabrielu
30 January 2009

Most helpful

Seriously folks, what's the point of this app if your mac can already zoom in and out of the screen by simply holding CONTROL on your keyboard and moving your mouse wheel up and down????
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Version 2.1
Drdul
18 April 2013
Doesn't work properly on retina screens (it magnifies stuff twice as much as on a normal-resolution screen, which is problematic when there's an external monitor hooked up to your retina MacBook Pro).
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Version 3.1.0
Maclover1-1
28 July 2011
Universal Access in the System Preferences has a much more integrated approach.. as said by gabrielu below.. but it must be turned on.. guess people rarely go look in there ;-)
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Version 3.0.0
bcaraher
11 January 2011
I downloaded computer glasses about 2months ago and it worked great. I went to use it and the magnifier is gone. So I uninstalled it and reinstalled it but still no magnifier. Anyone else have this happen?
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Version 2.1
1 answer(s)
Paul-Young
Paul-Young
15 June 2011
Drag the preference file to the trash and relaunch. The preference file is titled "computerglasses21.txt". This file can be found in Macintosh HD > Users > ~ > Library > Preferences where "~" is the name of the account.
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Gabrielu
30 January 2009
Seriously folks, what's the point of this app if your mac can already zoom in and out of the screen by simply holding CONTROL on your keyboard and moving your mouse wheel up and down????
Like (1)
Version 2.1
Tool Force Software
01 December 2008
Don't get me wrong, this comment is just my own opinion: This app is the exact opposite of OS X-like plus it's useless (yet?) because of the built-in zoom function, maybe you should think of an advantage over the zoom function…
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Version 2.0
2 answer(s)
Easer
Easer
19 December 2008
The advantage is that if you wish to magnify only a portion of the screen, Apple's built-in zoom will not allow that. Programs like Computer Glasses do allow this.
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Version 2.0
Tool Force Software
Tool Force Software
02 January 2009
Dragging the window to the right place seems to be more time consuming than using the built-in zoom, in my opinion. There are also some graphics issues. (I just found Mouseposé on MU, seems to be a more elegant way)
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Version 2.0
Bill Neill
24 November 2007
Thanks for this so very much needed because the Apple failed to activate it in 10.2.8 I'm sorry, but can't you just go to Apple Menu -> System Preferences -> Universal Access -> Turn on Zoom and achieve the same thing? No you can NOT in 10.2.8 Thanks this is needed. Needs Keyboard controls as it had in OS 9.
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Version 1.3.1
Design-Q
21 March 2007
As opposed to CTRL +/- which magnify the whole screen, this app.can also magnify only portion of a page.. hence useful
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Version 1.3
El-migu-el
09 January 2007
Of cours you can use the build in magnification. BUT if you just want to have one particular region of the Screen magnified while using an other part just normally, this tool is great. Only thing I'd like to see is, that if you toggle hide/show the circle remembers its position. And choosing the size of the circle would also be a nice to have.
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Version 1.1
ochyming
09 January 2007
PAUL YOUNG this is helpful, but if you use the scroll button you can go back to normal. No need to reboot.
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Version 1.1
Paul-Young
05 January 2007
Shawnbodh - Yes, you can zoom the entire display using the method you described. I find, however, that you can get the display "stuck" while zoomed way in and have to reboot to get back to normal. Computer Glasses zooms only the area inside the circle. When you close Computer Glasses, everything is back to normal. Paul Young, CSoM
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
ochyming
ochyming
09 January 2007
No you do not. With the scroll wheal you can back to ÒnormalÔ
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Version 1.1