Update! Very beta and barely tested re-write, should work in Windows 8.1 and 10: Zoom Lens 2015 Beta.
Important note: If you are using Windows 7 (and/or Vista), you will need to use a "basic" desktop theme. The prettier graphics options that Windows 7 uses otherwise causes Zoom Lens to not function.
Zoom Lens is a screen magnifier. It has the following controls and features:
- "Slow Updates if Mouse Hasn't Moved" - By default, the magnifier is constantly refreshing itself. This option will cause it to refresh less frequently if you aren't doing anything with your mouse, which may cause an improvement in operation.
- "Take out or put away when mouse is in upper left corner" - When checked, the magnifier will magically go away or come back whenever you drop your mouse in the extreme upper left corner of the screen.
- "Fade when mouse moves more than ___ pixels" - When checked, the magnifier will fade out a bit whenever you move the mouse more than a certain distance. This allows you to see parts of the desktop that may be obstructed by the lens itself so that you can move to them.
- "Refresh Speed" - This specifies the delay in how quickly the magnifier redraws itself, in milliseconds. A larger number will refresh less smoothly, but may improve performance.
- "Size" - The "Taller", "Shorter", "Wider" and "Narrower" buttons adjust the shape of the magnifier.
- "Maximum Opacity" - If you want to be able to see through the magnifier a little bit at all times, adjust this slider.
- "Zoom" - This controls the amount of magnification being performed. "2x" for instance is twice as large as normal.
- "Restore Default Settings" - The magnifier automatically saves your settings when you close it. This button allows you to return it to its original state.
Magnifying part of Google:
Going a little transparent when being moved around very quickly: