Is there a standalone magnify tool for Ubuntu to zoom in on applications (for web development more than anything)?
I'm aware of XMag, but wondered whether there was something better than that available.
If you want to zoom the whole screen, you can use Super + the mouse wheel. On most keyboards, the super key will be the Windows key. You need desktop effects enabled to use this feature.
If you just want to zoom on a selection, there is Virtual Magnifying Glass, a free, open source, screen magnifier, for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X: