Do you know that you can use Windows to personalize and customize your computer to make it easier to see, hear, and more comfortably use. As we rack up birthdays, sooner or later we all experience some loss of vision, hearing, or physical dexterity. Fortunately, personalization options in Windows make it easy to adjust your PC. Here are a few tips on how to counter the effects of aging to make your computer more comfortable to use.
Do you often find yourself fighting the urge to press your nose against the screen because you can’t see text and objects clearly? Have you considered changing your monitor display settings to increase the size of icons or text for documents and Web pages?
All you need to do is:
1. Open Screen Resolution by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Search (or if you’re using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking Search)
2. Enter “Make text larger” in the search box, and then tap or click “Make text and other items larger or smaller”.
3. Drag the slider until the items in the preview image are the size you want them to be.
4. Finally, tap or click Apply.
Having trouble seeing things that are close up? Magnifier, one of the accessibility utilities in Microsoft Windows, opens a window that enlarges all or parts of the screen you choose, just like a magnifying glass. Magnifier enlarges different parts of the screen and is part of the Ease of Access Center. To open it quickly, click Start, and then type Magnifier.
There are three Magnifier modes:
• Full-screen mode. In full-screen mode, your entire screen is magnified. Depending on the size of your screen and the zoom level you choose, you might not be able to see the entire screen at the same time.
• Lens mode. In lens mode, the area around the mouse pointer is magnified. When you move the mouse pointer, the area of the screen that’s magnified moves along with it.
• Docked mode. In docked mode, only a portion of the screen is magnified, leaving the rest of your desktop unchanged. You can then control which area of the screen is magnified.
You can also change the screen resolution, which adjusts the clarity, size, and amount of things that fit on your computer monitor.
If you find yourself searching for mouse pointer more often than you search the Web, you can change the size, appearance, width, speed, color and blink rate of your cursor, or the appearance of your pointer.
Also, to maximize mouse comfort, try a Microsoft mouse that is designed for maximum comfort.
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