Windows comes with the Magnifier tool. Sometimes you may need to use the Magnifier tool to enlarge the fonts, images, or apps on your computer screen. Now in this post, I will show you eight ways to open the Magnifier in Windows 10.

magnifier

Way 1: Using keyboard shortcut

You can quickly open the Magnifier by simply pressing the Windows key and plus sign (+) together on your keyboard.

Press Win and Plus sign

Way 2: Using the Search box

1) Click in the Search box on the left side of the Windows 10 taskbar, and then type in magnifier.

2) When the Magnifier (Desktop app) appears at the top of the search results list, click on it to open the Magnifier.

Type magnifier in Search box

Way 3: from the Start menu

1) Bring up the Windows 10 Start menu by clicking the Windows icon in the lower left corner of the desktop, and then click All apps.

Click All apps

2) Scroll down, click Windows Ease of Access, and then click Magnifier to open it.

Click Magnifier

Way 4: Open Magnifier using Run dialog

1) Open the Run dialog by pressing Win + R on your keyboard.

2) Type in magnify and click OK.

Type magnifier in Run box

Way 5: Open Magnifier via PC Settings

1) Open the Settings app in Windows 10, by pressing Win + I keyboard shortcut.

2) Click Ease of Access.

Click Ease of Access

3) Select Magnifier on the left side, and then switch the toggle button under Magnifier to the On position.

Switch to On

Way 6: through Control Panel

Press Win + U keyboard shortcut to directly open the Ease of Access Center of the Control Panel, and then click Start Magnifier to open the Magnifier.

Click Start Magnifier

Way 7: Open the Magnifier with Command Prompt

1) Open a Command Prompt window, by pressing Win + X and then selecting Command Prompt.

2) Type in magnify and press Enter.

Type magnify in cmd

Way 8: with Windows PowerShell

1) Open a Windows PowerShell window. If you can’t find the Windows PowerShell, type powershell in the Search box to search it.

2) Type in magnify and hit Enter.

Type magnify in powershell