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Thread: [SOLVED] screen magnifier that _follows_ mouse

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    Re: screen magnifier that _follows_ mouse

    @ echo47

    Yep, I don't think that can be changed. It is good for reading only I really recommend KDE4 with its screen magnification system. It is dead easy and not nearly as complicated to set up as compiz (but I think even that is a doddle these days).
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    Re: screen magnifier that _follows_ mouse

    Quote Originally Posted by linbetwin View Post
    Ingo, you can try this: http://magnifier.sourceforge.net/#download.

    It's a resizable window that follows the mouse pointer. It works on Windows, Linux, BSD and other *NIX systems. Tell us if it works.
    How do I use this http://magnifier.sourceforge.net/#download program?

    Also does anyone know how to get this magnifier in this video?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JapQj71Sso
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    magnifier OK but problems with multiple monitors

    Quote Originally Posted by linbetwin View Post
    Ingo, you can try this: http://magnifier.sourceforge.net/#download.

    It's a resizable window that follows the mouse pointer. It works on Windows, Linux, BSD and other *NIX systems. Tell us if it works.
    It's still out there in 2013, magnifier 3.5 uncompresses and runs OK on Ubuntu 12.04.But it doesn't handle multiple monitors.

    • It squishes my main monitor screen before displaying a magnified version.
    • It won't magnify what's on the second monitor.

    It's a lot more lightweight than installing KDE's KMag, which if you don't have any other KDE programs wants to install 154 MB of KDE libraries.

    (I ran magnifier from its uncompressed directory and it works though it doesn't show it's nice border unless you run sudo install.sh .)

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    Re: [SOLVED] screen magnifier that _follows_ mouse

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