Post by T Post by Seymore4Head
I hope future versions of windows does a better job with the
magnifier. The one in 7 really is not very easy to use, while it
magnifies the screen, having to pull it around is clumsy.
I would like to see one of these two features in later versions.
Either normal window what will expand at a click point or what I would
really rather have is a 4x3 inch mouse pointer window that only
magnifies what is inside the window.
I just change the screen resolution and/or increase the font size.
Got me several geriatric customers who wank four inch letters.
There used to be video drivers that supported "pan and scan".
You could set the resolution to 1600x1200, on a machine
with a 1280x1024 screen. You would be shown a 1280x1024
portion of that desktop, and as soon as your mouse pointer
touched the edge of the screen, the x,y origin of the
slice you were looking at would be adjusted. You could
then "slide" around inside a larger desktop, which has
the appearance of being "magnified". And that mode
is smooth as butter.
Now, the question would be, does that work with any
brand of video ? Or only certain brands ? It seemed
to work with SIS chipset video, and I think I managed
to get that mode to work here once (on non-SIS), but I
can't remember what I was trying at the time. I think
there is some option in a video driver to
"list unavailable resolutions", and it's possible you
can select the "out-sized" desktop that way, causing
the driver to use the "pan and scan" mode.