Learn how to use the Windows XP Accessibility Wizard in this free lesson.
Remember, the Accessibility Wizard, working with your responses, enables such utilities as magnifier, narrator, on-screen keyboard, and utility manager. However, you can also turn them on via the Start menu.
Microsoft Magnifier makes the screen more readable. It creates a separate window that shows a magnified portion of your screen.
To open the Magnifier using the Start menu:
- Choose StartAll ProgramsAccessoriesAccessibilityMagnifier.
Whether you open the Magnifier using the Accessibility Wizard or the Start menu, the Magnifier Settings window opens.
Here, you can:
- Set the magnification level. The default setting is 2. Use the drop-down arrow to select the size that meets your needs.
- Follow the mouse cursor. By default, the Magnifier shows whatever you are pointing to with your mouse.
- Follow keyboard focus. By default, the Magnifier follows what you do on the keyboard.
- Follow text editing. When typing a document, the Magifier follows the cursor and magnifies the text as you type or make changes.
- Invert colors. This feature inverts the colors in the Magnifier.
- Start minimized. The Magnifier starts as a minimized option on your computer.
- Show the Magnifier. By default, the Magnifier shows at the top of the screen.