How to Change Magnifier’s Zoom Level in Windows 11

Just like Windows 10, Microsoft has added a magnifier tool in Windows 11 OS too. Magnifier is one of the most useful tools in Windows 11 that allows you to zoom into any part of your display or magnify it. It is very useful if you are reading a document with a small font or editing an image on your Windows 11 OS.

You can adjust the zoom level of the magnifier in Windows 11 according to your need. But a lot of users have found it difficult to do it as they’re probably new to Windows 11 ecosystem. So, in this article, we are going to share how you can change the magnifier’s zoom level in Windows 11.

But before we get down to the different ways to tweak the magnifying level of a magnifier, let’s start with the basics.

How to Launch the Magnifier on Windows 11 PC

To start with, let’s learn how to open the Magnifier in Windows 11.

Step 1: First open Windows 11 settings with Windows + I button on your keyboard.

Step 2: Search for Magnifier in the Search and then open it.

Search for Magnifier in the Search and then open it

You can also use the Windows++ shortcut to open the Magnifier in Windows 11. You can use the display button + or – button to increase or decrease the zoom level.

open Magnifier in Windows 11

Step 3: You can also open the Magnifier using Accessibility. To do this, open Windows 11 settings and then click on Accessibility.

Step 4: Then from the Accessibility, select Magnifier from the right sidebar.

open the Magnifier using Accessibility

Step 5: A toggle button is available to enable or disable the Magnifier. Enable the toggle button to turn on the Magnifier.

toggle to enable or disable the Magnifier

Method 1: Change Magnifier Zoom Level Using the Windows 11 Settings App

You can adjust the Magnifier level using the settings app in Windows 11. Here is how:

Step 1: Open Windows 11 settings with Windows + I Button on your keyboard.

Step 2: Then find and click on Accessibility from the left sidebar.

Step 3: Find and click on Magnifier in the right sidebar.

open the Magnifier using Accessibility

Step 4: When the Magnifier opens, you will see a toggle to turn the Magnifier On or Off. There is an option to adjust the Zoom level. When you click on the + icon, you will see an increased percentage. You can use the + or – button to increase or decrease zoom level in Windows 11.

Magnifier level settings

There is an option called Zoom increment that shows the maximum possible Magnification level. The default Magnification level is 100%. You also use the drop-down menu to adjust the Magnification level.

Method 2: Change Zoom Level of Magnifier Using the Registry Editor

Besides the settings app, you can also adjust the Magnifier Zoom level with the registry editor. Here’s how you can do it!

Step 1: Open the registry editor using the start menu. Press the start menu on your keyboard and then search for Registry Editor. You can also open Registry Editor with the run command tool. Press Windows + R key on your keyboard and then type Regedit in the Run box to open the registry editor.

Search-for-regedit-and-open-it

Step 2: In the Registry Editor, go to this path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ScreenMagnifier

copy & paste the following text inside the address bar

Step 3: In the right sidebar, find two values:

  • Magnification – Zoom level setting
  • ZoomIncrement – Zoom increment setting

find two strings labeled as ‘Magnification’ and ‘ZoomIncrement

Step 4: Here you can change the value for these two strings to change the Magnification level. Double click on the string value and then select Decimal.

select Decimal and change value

Step 5: Here you can change the value to change zoom increment or magnification level. You have to enter values like 50,100, 200, or 400 to avoid errors.

Useful Guides for Windows 11 Users

Closing Thoughts!

So opening the magnifier and adjusting the zoom levels shouldn’t be an issue after reading our detailed article, isn’t it?! Well, if you still have any queries about the same, feel free to reach out to us on Twitter or tag us in your tweet to get a quick response.

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Rahul Patel

Rahul is a blogger and a tech geek. By reviewing the latest technology and finding the solution of pesky errors, he feels immense pleasure. Driven by his innate interest in blogging, he adapted blogging as a full-time profession 4 years ago.

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