Thanks - Desktop Zoom was the solution that worked best - I could 'click' through the lens so still operate the mouse as normal.
From: A discussion list for Assistive Technology professionals. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Craig Mill
Sent: 15 August 2012 09:16
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Subject: Re: Mouse Lens Magnfier
If my memory serves me right it was the Microsoft Intellipoint mouse that had the lens magnifier, although I'm not sure if Microsoft still sell the Intellipoint.
DesktopZoom has mouse pointer magnification (as well as a host of other
features) and is free:
Unfortunately it doesn't have the quality screen/font smoothing that Zoomtext or Lunar offers but it does a good job - and it works fine with Vista.
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[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Alastair Veal
Sent: 14 August 2012 14:45
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Subject: Mouse Lens Magnfier
I have a client who owns a Windows Vista computer. He wants to have a mouse
pointer lens magnifier. This is to say he wants to see a portion of the
screen around the mouse pointer to be magnified. He also wants to be able
to use the mouse clicks when the magnification is on, so he can move over a
link or button, read it and click on it. He does not want full screen
magnification, just magnification around the mouse pointer.
I know Zoomtext, Supernova and Lunar do this, as does the magnifier in
Windows 7 (when set to lens mode and with the aero graphics enabled).
Trouble is the client has a Windows Vista machine which does not have the
lens (pointer centred magnification) on it as part of the inbuilt magnifier.
He also wants to use JAWS so using JAWS with Supernova, Zoomtext and or
Lunar could be a bit intense not to mention expensive. The client said he
believed that there was a special mouse (hardware) that you could buy with
mouse pointer magnification software and that he used to use one about four
or five years ago. The client cannot remember the name of this piece of
technology. Any ideas as to what this could have been and any suggestions
for lightweight alternatives?
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