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Problem with Intellipoint magnifier

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

    Problem with Intellipoint magnifier

    I'm having a problem turning off the Intellipoint magnifier under certain circumstances.

    I'm using an MS wireless 5000 mouse and keyboard under Windows 8 Pro 64-bit. The Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center version is, though the problem existed under a previous version. Computer is a newer desktop with an i5 processor and 8GB of memory.

    The magnifier always turns on when I press the mouse button programmed to do so, but pressing the button again will not always turn it off. It will turn it off if the button press is sent when MS code (desktop, Windows Explorer, etc.) has the focus, or when certain non-MS programs have it. When other non-MS programs have the focus, the second press does nothing; to turn magnification off, I have to move the focus to the desktop or to a "cooperative" program and do the second press there.

    Some of the programs that cooperate are Firefox, Imgburn, Calibre, Chrome, Total Recorder, and Sumatra PDF Reader. Some that don't are Photoshop, Thunderbird, JRiver, Puran Defragger, CCleaner, and dbPoweramp.

    It almost seems like these second presses are being captured and processed as no-ops by the uncooperative programs, even though the initial presses are not.

    Has anybody else had this problem? Any ideas on a solution?
    Last edited by nessuno; 03 Aug 2013 at 18:02.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 446
    Win 8 64-bit

    I've never used magnifier, but have just tried it and mine operates the same as yours. I.E. It closes OK with Internet Explorer, but doesn't close with CCleaner. Unfortunately, I don't know of any solutions. The only thing I can think of is to contact Microsoft Hardware Support or use keyboard shortcuts to close the magnifier.

    Win Key & Esc Closes magnifier
    Win Key & + Increases zoom
    Win Key & - Decreases zoom
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  3. #3

    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)

    Hi nessumo,

    "Welcome to the Eight Forums.". . .

    Go into "Search" and type in "Mouse and Keyboard Center" then just read and click on or off which ever feature you want to disable. You have the same Mouse (MS 5000) that I use, and that is the way I disabled any thing that I really didn't use.

    (You can also access it using the "control panel.")
    Last edited by Lee; 04 Aug 2013 at 20:21.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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