The Magnifier on Windows 10 and 11 is a feature that helps its users quickly zoom in and out of their computer’s screen. You can use this feature to make the images, fonts, etc., bigger or smaller, suiting your preference. We can use this tool to magnify your computer screen up to 16x.
You can open the Magnifier tool using the shortcut
However, for the cases where you usually do not use the Magnifier tool but somehow accidentally activate it, it can disrupt your work.
This risewindows article will guide you through different ways to permanently disable the Magnifier on your computer.
How to Enable or Disable Magnifier on Windows 11?
Step 1. Firstly, open the Settings app.
Step 2. Once you do that, click on
Step 3. Now, click on the
Step 4. When the Magnifier settings page opens, toggle On or Off
On a side note, the keyboard shortcut
How to Turn On or Off Magnifier on Windows 10?
To enable or disable Magnifier on Windows 10, use the steps:-
Step 1: Open Windows Settings.
Step 2: Click on
Step 3: Under “Ease of Access,” select the
Step 4: On the right side of the Magnifier, under the “Use Magnifier” section, enable or disable the toggle switch
How to Stop Magnifier Start Up when Windows 11 or 10 Starts?
If whenever you turn your PC on, the Magnifier application automatically starts up, you can use the following steps to turn it off and stop loading up at the boot time:
Step 1: First of all, Open the Control Panel.
Step 2: Next, in the Control Panel, set “View by” to “Large icons” and then go to
Step 5: Now, click on the
Step 6: Click on the
To enable Magnifier, repeat the above steps, and in step 4 above, check the box “Turn on Magnifier.”
How to Permanently Disable Windows 11 or 10 Magnifier?
Although you might complete all the above steps, it can activate the Magnifier if you press
Step 1: Now, Open an elevated Command Prompt window.
Step 2: Once the windows open, type the following commands and press
takeown /f C:\Windows\System32\Magnify.exe
cacls C:\Windows\System32\Magnify.exe /G administrators:F
Step 3: When prompted, type
Step 4: Open File Explorer and browse the “C:\Windows\System32” folder.
Step 5: Right-click on the
Once you’re done with the above steps, the Magnifier won’t start any longer, even if you press the
Windows Magnifier Keyboard Shortcuts
On a side note, you should keep in mind the following shortcuts to use the Magnifier on your computer:
- Windows + +: Zoom in on PC.
- Windows + –: Zoom out on PC.
- Windows + +: Turn on Magnifier.
- Windows + Esc: Turn off Magnifier.
- Windows + Ctrl + M: Open Magnifier settings.
- Ctrl + Alt + D: Switch to the dock view.
- Ctrl + Alt + L: Switch to the lens view.
- Ctrl + Alt + F: Switch to the full-screen view.
- Ctrl + Alt + Mouse scroll wheel: Zoom in / out on the PC using the mouse scroll wheel.