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A Mac Zoom utility which magnifies a selectable portion of the screen and can be minimized.

If it cannot be minimized then the zoomed portion of the screen should be set as it is, so that i can do other work and switch back to it

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In the Mac OS X Developer tools there's an app called "Pixie". It magnifies the portion of the screen under the cursor and can be "locked" on to a specific part of the screen. It has two sizes and can be minimized.

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thanks man, i figured there must be some good utility out there as there are no third party apps like that – Rishi Mar 15 '10 at 18:28
@Rishi: Glad I could help! – Josh Mar 15 '10 at 19:33

Im not really sure what you are asking for but the mac comes with a built in screen zoom tool its under System Preferences -> Universal Access -> Set the Zoom to ON then you the keyboard shortcut shown to zoom in and out


if you have a mouse with a scroll wheel hold down Control and scroll up and down and it will zoom in on the screen also.

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