Magnifier program arbitrarily executes

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Rick, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Rick

    Rick Guest

    Windows Vista 64-bit.
    Every now and then I accidently do some unknown combination of controls with
    my Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 2.0 mouse and it opens the Magnifier
    program. It's then very difficult to navigate with the magnified window to
    the Start button and select the "Accessories" > "Ease of Access" >
    "Magnifier" to turn the darn thing off.

    In the Magnifier setup I do NOT have the Option "Minimize on Start" checked
    nor can I see an entry for the Magnifier in the System Configuration
    "Startup" or "Services tab".

    Does anyone know why the Magnifier arbitrarily executes (as if it's
    recognizing a hot-key sequence) and what I can do to permanently disable it?

    Thanks SO very much for any assistance you may be able to offer.

    Rick, Dec 28, 2007
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  2. Rick

    Yeff Guest

    Open Microsoft Mouse and check your settings. You've probably got one
    of the mouse buttons mapped to Magnifier. It's the default setting I



    -Jeff B.

    "Excuse me.
    I don't mean to impose,
    but I am the Ocean."

    ~ The Salton Sea
    Yeff, Dec 28, 2007
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  3. Go to > Control Panel > and look below the Ease Of Access icon Select
    Then "click on the Apply" button
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Dec 28, 2007
  4. Rick

    Rick Guest


    Sure enough. I didn't realize it was a single mouse button I was accidently
    pressing but more of a combination of buttons. I also thought that I had
    previously set the Small Thumb Button on my mouse to "Forward (Browser)".

    I'm so grateful to finally be gone of this magnifier annoyance. I wish I
    could email you a cold one for your efforts.

    Thanks again

    Rick, Dec 29, 2007
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