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PC with Windows 7 Home Basic.

Magnifier options

  • Full Screen (Ctrl Alt F)
  • Lens (Ctrl Alt L)
  • Docked (Ctrl Alt D)
  • Preview Full Screen (Ctrl Alt Space)

Only the Docked option is enabled. The short-cut keys do not work either

Is it possible to enable the other options in "Home Basic" or do I need to upgrade to "Home Premium"

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From the help file (press F1):

"Full-screen mode and lens mode are only available as part of the Aero experience. If your computer doesn't support Aero, or if you're using a theme other than an Aero theme, Magnifier will only work in docked mode."

I am sorry, but Home Basic does not include Aero. From the following link:

"The Aero desktop experience, available in the Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions of Windows 7..."

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/aero

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  • Thanks for this. I'll install Home Premium and report back. – Pauly Jul 17 '11 at 12:59
  • @pauly Thank you for marking it. Keep in mind that you have to actually use Aero (enable an Aero theme). – KCotreau Jul 17 '11 at 13:03
  • Same problem on Windows 7 Enterprise superuser.com/questions/1506728/… – Sabrina Dec 2 '19 at 12:16
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It is possible that it is a problem with your display adapter. Some do not support full-screen functions.

You could go to your computer manufacturer's web-site and check for the latest graphics driver. If not there, try the manufacturer of your graphics "card".

It is most likely not a function of what version of Windows you are running, but of the type and capabilities of your display adapter.

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  • Thanks unfortunately re-installed the display adapter didn't do the trick. – Pauly Jul 17 '11 at 22:49

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