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Use Magnifier on Xbox One

Magnifier zooms in on the screen, so you can see text and images better on your Xbox One. You can use Magnifier with your controller or with a connected USB keyboard.

Turn on Magnifier

  • If you’re using a controller, press and hold the Xbox button  until it vibrates and then press the View button.
  • If you’re using a keyboard, press the Windows logo key + plus (+).

Use Magnifier

With a controller

  • Use the right stick to pan to the area on the screen that you want to see.
  • Use the left stick to interact with the things on the screen.
  • Use the right trigger  to zoom in.
  • Use the left trigger  to zoom out.

To use your triggers and right thumb-stick while playing a game, double-tap the Xbox button  to lock magnification and all the controls on your controller. To switch magnifier controls back on, double-tap the Xbox button  again.

Note When you turn on the Magnifier with a controller, you can't use the keyboard to navigate around or select things.

With a keyboard

  • Press Ctrl + Alt + arrow keys to pan to the area of the screen that you want to see.
  • Press the Windows logo key + plus sign (+) to zoom in.
  • Press the Windows logo key + minus sign (-) to zoom out.
  • Press the Tab key to move through items on the screen.
  • Press the Spacebar to select an item.
  • Press the Windows logo key + Esc to exit Magnifier.

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