[BCAB] does macbook have a screen magnifier?

M Lakhani muzz.lakhani at googlemail.com
Sat Feb 1 16:49:56 GMT 2014


Well you can zoom to as large as 1 character per screen shot. You can even use Zoom with VO. Alternatively, there is ZoomText Mac that works like its Windows brother.
HTH
Muzz

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> On 1 Feb 2014, at 15:51, "john" <bcab at developer.plus.com> wrote:
> 
> thanks,
> 
> glad to hear there is a built-in magnifier, does anyone know to what level it can zoom to and does fonts stay smooth or get pixilated at high zooms?
> 
> I have previously been using supernova, which zooms to 64x with true type font smooth zooming for text. I have also used colour contrast options with supernova, so it would be good to know if the mac zooms has a similar option.
> 
> Best, John
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Olaf Drümmer" <olaflist at callassoftware.com>
> To: "BCAB Discussion List" <bcab at lists.bcab.org.uk>
> Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2014 3:02 PM
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] does macbook have a screen magnifier?
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> 
>> Hi John,
>> 
>>> On 1 Feb 2014, at 15:10, "john" <bcab at developer.plus.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Being a total newby to mac/ios, not currently owning either, I understand both have voice over screen reader software but what is there in respect of magnification?
>> 
>> you can easily magnify your screen any time, and you can opt to have the magnified portion of your screen follow your keyboard focus. Magnification can either be done via keyboard shortcuts, or continuously moving two fingers on the touch pad upward or downward while holding down the control key. As I haven't used a mouse for ages I can't tell you how that would work, but the Magic Mouse has a built-in touch pad, and I guess a mouse that has a scroll wheel could achieve the same.
>> 
>> Olaf
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