[BCAB] does macbook have a screen magnifier?

Neela neela4 at btinternet.com
Sat Feb 1 17:14:41 GMT 2014


The Mac Zoom colour can be set to white text on a black background if that 
helps, links and buttons seem to be in a type of orange.  I prefer this as I 
find the positive colours too pale to see.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "john" <bcab at developer.plus.com>
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Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2014 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: [BCAB] does macbook have a screen magnifier?


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>
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Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2014 3:02 PM
Subject: Re: [BCAB] does macbook have a screen magnifier?


> 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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