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Magnifier application for Windows Vista to use w/ HTPC


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#1 of 3 Pete Sanchez

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Posted August 03 2012 - 01:44 AM

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.canadacom...&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 of 3 Pete Sanchez

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Posted August 03 2012 - 04:26 PM

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! - pete

#3 of 3 Stan

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Posted August 03 2012 - 08:28 PM

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.
Stan