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Magnifier on Xbox One

Magnifier is a tool that zooms in on part of the screen so you can see text and images better on Xbox One.

You can use the magnifier tool on the console with the following two accessories:

  • An Xbox One controller
  • A keyboard

How to enable the magnifier tool with your controller

  1. Press and hold the Xbox button on your controller until it vibrates, and then press the View button.
  2. Use the left stick to move to the area on the screen that you want to see.
  3. Use the right trigger to zoom in.
  4. Use the left trigger to zoom out.
  5. To exit magnifier, press the B button on your controller.

    Note When you turn on the magnifier with a controller, only pan and zoom will work. You won't be able to use the controller or a keyboard to navigate around or select things.

How to enable the magnifier tool with your keyboard

  1. Press the Windows logo key and the plus sign (+).
  2. Press and hold Ctrl+Alt, and then press one of the following arrow keys to move to the area of the screen that you want to see:
    • Left Arrow key
    • Right Arrow key
    • Down Arrow key
    • Up Arrow key
  3. Press the Windows logo key and the plus sign (+) to zoom in.
  4. Press the Windows logo key and the minus sign (-) to zoom out.
  5. To exit the magnifier, press the Windows logo key and the Esc key.

    Note When you turn on the magnifier with a keyboard, you can navigate around and select things using either the keyboard or your controller. But pan and zoom will only work with the keyboard.

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