How to Automatically Start Magnifier in Windows 11

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The post provides a guide on how to automatically start the Magnifier tool in Windows, which enlarges parts or the entirety of the screen to aid users with poor vision. Different instructions are offered based on whether users are navigating with a mouse or a keyboard. Additional steps show how to access and modify Magnifier settings in Windows 11.

This post shows students and new users steps to start Magnifier before or after they sign into Windows automatically. Windows has a Magnifier that makes part or all of your screen bigger to see words and images better.

Like a magnifying glass, the Magnifier app in Windows produces a magnified image of an object on one’s screen so one can see and read better. This is useful for people with poor vision or has difficulties seeing objects on their computer screen.

If you know people with low vision will often use a computer, it may be helpful to have the Magnifier turn on automatically.  

If you use a mouse, select   Start  > Settings > Accessibility > Magnifier. Next, select Magnifier, select or unselect the  Start Magnifier after sign-in and Start Magnifier before sign-in checkboxes according to your preferences. 

If you are using a Narrator and a keyboard:  

  1. Press the Windows logo key  + Ctrl M  to open the Magnifier settings view.
  2. Press the Tab key until you hear: “Magnifier, toggle switch.” Press the Tab key once. You hear: “Show all settings.” Press Enter, and then press the Tab key until you hear “Start Magnifier after sign-in” or “Start Magnifier before sign-in,” followed by ”unchecked” or “checked.”
  3. Press  Spacebar to turn the selected option on or off.

How to auto-start Magnifier in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Magnifier makes part or all of your screen bigger so you can see words and images better.

It’s easy to start Magnifier in Windows 11 automatically.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for the majority of its settings app. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + I shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings, as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. For example, in Windows Settings, click Accessibility, and select Magnifier on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

On the Accessibility > Magnifier settings pane, toggle the switch to On or Off to enable or disable Magnifier in Windows.

Then under the Magnifier tile, expand to open and check the boxes to Start Magnifier before sign-in or after sign-in, or both.

  • Start Magnifier before sign-in
  • Start Magnifier after sign-in

You can close Windows Settings app.

Related post:

How to turn on or off Magnifier in Windows 11


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