Re: Zoomtext and nvda

David Goldfield

While we're on this topic I remember that someone had written an add-on which, more or less, allowed users to operate NVDA along with the Windows Magnifier, treating NVDA as though it were a part of Magnifier, similar to Zoomtext Magnifier/Reader. Of course, this addon was not needed since you could run both at the same time anyway but the addon made it easier to adjust magnification options along with NVDA. I can remember very little else about it and it likely will exhibit issues if it hasn't been updated to support later NVDA versions. It also was not part of the official community addons page although there was nothing illegal or inappropriate about it.

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com
On 3/11/2019 8:59 PM, David Goldfield wrote:

I had mixed results when attempting to enable full screen magnification on Windows 7. As someone on this list stated it does partly depend on which theme is active. However, even when I was using a supported theme the results were inconsistent. At times, full screen mode from within Magnifier was available, whereas at other times it seemed to mysteriously be unavailable. Perhaps there was a trick or technique that was not obvious to me but, when I was working with Windows 7 with my students, I was not getting consistent results.

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com
On 3/10/2019 11:55 PM, Desert Moon via Groups.Io wrote:

Hello Adrian,


Windows 7 does not offer full screen magnification. If this is what you need, do explore ZoomText 2019.You can download it from:


It runs in a 40-minute demo mode. Not portable. That version is sold in a USB stick.


Windows 10 offers some high contrast modes and colour filters. Unless you need a peculiar colour scheme, I do not see why you need ZoomText. When it comes to screen reading, NVDA gives you much more than ZoomText can.



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