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Mac OS: Need a magnifying glass as an icon

Posted on 2016-10-22
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I need a square region that I can move around the screen which magnifies what's under it. I will be doing a video presentation and need to highlight and enlarge certain parts of the undying image.

What options to I have for Mac?

I think there is an OS update ready and I have El Capitan. 10.11.6

Thanks
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Question by:newbieweb
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Did you check the Zoom function under Accessibility?

http://www.apple.com/accessibility/osx/
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by:newbieweb
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Thanks. But I have no idea what the first keys are...

Command and 8 are clear. What else must I hold down?

I see a strange angle mark and quotation mark?

Key sequence for Zoom
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by:strung
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It is the Option key.
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Ok, I see the whole screen gets enlarged.

I really need to focus the eye of the viewer on a smaller area, preferably a rectangle.

Is there a program that does this?
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In the Accessibility Prefs panel, click on the Zoom tab on the left and make sure you have "zoom follows keyboard focus" checked and have zoom style set to "picture in picture" and under More Options, set "Window Position" to "Follow mouse cursor".
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thanks
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You can also set the amount of default magnification in the "More Options" panel.
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