Magnifier application for Windows Vista to use w/ HTPC

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  1. Pete Sanchez

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    Hi everyone,
    I do all of my computing on my HTPC, which is a laptop connected to a 46 inch HDTV.
    For years now I have been using a microsoft bluetooth keyboard, which has a 'magnifier' key, this enlarges a portion of the screen that follows the cursor, without this it is almost impossible to use the system since I am sitting 10+ feet away and regular font is impossible to read...
    Yesterday I bought this really cool RF keyboard (http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_578_580&item_id=043844)
    This new keyboard does not have a magnifier key (I thought it did but it's a shortcut key to 'search' akin to pressing F3), and the shortcut key on my old MS keyboard links to the Intellitype Pro application, which cannot be remapped...
    MY QUESTION:
    Can anybody recommend a way to address this issue? I found a few magnifier utilities that can be linked to a keyboard shortcut but most perform really poorly, if anyone has any experience with this type of issue I would appreciate any advice or insight, thank you!
    -Peter
     
  2. Pete Sanchez

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    Hi again everyone,
    I solved my issue
    the MS keyboard/mouse program was not letting me remap keys for some reason
    So I uninstalled them and installed the latest version of MS Intellipoint and the remapping worked now so I remapped the magnifier feature to a mouse sidebutton, now I dont need any zoom keys on the keyboard, so I am using the new keyboard and it is pretty sweet
    Cheers!
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    pete
     
  3. Stan

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    Glad you found a way to fix things. I honestly had no idea, even with 20+ years IT experience.
    Didn't want to post a lame message stating you're on your own and waste people's time reading a meaningless post, which is obviously what I'm doing now. Anyhow, glad things worked out.
     

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