ZoomText Magnifier Only, Single User


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The ultimate accessibility tool

ZoomText Magnifier is an advanced screen magnification program that enlarges and enhances everything on the computer screen, making your computer easier to see and use.

ZoomText Magnifier low vision software aid is the world’s leading magnification and screen reading software for the visually impaired and helps countless individuals across the globe stay employed and in touch with the world.

There are 2 versions available:

  1. ZoomText Magnifier Only, Single Version
  2. ZoomText Magnifier/Reader, Single User 

ZoomText contains the following new features and enhancements, allowing for greater productivity and support in the Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 operating systems as well as in the latest versions of popular applications. Be sure you also check out the list of all the features that were already in ZoomText, but here’s a list of everything new:

    • Support for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 ZoomText 10.1 provides unmatched magnification and reading support for the new Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 operating systems and interface. Whether you’re running new Windows 8 apps or legacy applications, ZoomText allows you to work at the highest level of speed and productivity. ZoomText 10.1 also includes ZoomText’s patented “xFont” magnification, which provides the sharpest magnified text available on the market today.
    • Support for Microsoft Office 2013 ZoomText 10.1 supports the core applications in Microsoft Office 2013 including Word, Excel and Outlook. Create, navigate and read your documents with ease and accuracy.
    • Support for Internet Explorer 10 and 11 With robust support for Internet Explorer 10 and 111 (aka IE10 and IE11), ZoomText 10.1 makes web browsing a snap. Search, navigate and read your favorite websites using ZoomText’s powerful Web Finder and reading tools.
    • Improved Support for Videos and Games With a new magnification engine and full DirectX support, you now can watch and play all types of videos and games with ZoomText.
    • Support for Touch Screen Devices ZoomText 10.1 can be used on Windows 8 and 8.1 touch screen devices including tablets, laptops and desktop monitors. ZoomText follows along as you tap, drag and swipe your way through all of your applications. And you can instantly access key ZoomText features using the ZoomText Touch Icon and gestures. Note: Requires a 5-point or greater multi-touch device.
    • Additional Levels of Magnification To support users wanting higher magnification levels and ultra-high resolution displays, ZoomText’s magnification levels have been extended and now include 42x, 48x, 54x and 60x. We’ve also added more fractional levels between 1x and 5x.
    • Improved Tracking and Program Echo ZoomText’s improved event handling delivers more accurate and complete tracking and reading as you navigate application menus, dialogs and other controls.
    • Smooth Mouse Pointers At all magnification levels, ZoomText now displays mouse pointers with smooth edges that are more pleasing to look at and use.
    • Color Enhancement Transition Effects ZoomText’s new transition effect gives a fresh, comfortable feel when switching between color enhancement schemes.

ZoomText is the world’s leading magnification and screen reading software for the visually impaired and helps countless individuals across the globe stay employed and in touch with the world.  Here is an outline of the features, with a note indicating which features are exclusive to ZoomText 10.1.  ZoomText Magnifier/Reader contains all of the features of ZoomText Magnifier, and will additionally read aloud anything on your computer screen.


xFont Magnification

xFont technology displays high-definition text that’s easy to read at all magnification levels. Smooth, bold and condense settings allow you to fine-tune the thickness and spacing of text for added legibility.

Flexible Magnification

Full range of magnification levels up to 36x (up to 60x in Windows 8). Levels include: 1x to 8x in steps of 1, 10x to 16x in steps of 2, 20x to 36x in steps of 4, and fractional powers of 1.25x, 1.5x, 1.75x and 2.5x.  30 levels of magnification in ZoomText 10.1:  1x to 2x in steps of 0.2; 2.25x, 2.5x, 2.75x, 3x, 3.5x, 4x, 4.5x, 5x, 6x, 7x, 8x; 10x to 16x in steps of 2; 20x to 36x in steps of 4; 42x, 48x, 54x, and 60x.

Support for Touch Screen Devices

ZoomText follows along as you tap, drag and swipe your way through all of your applications.  And you can instantly access key ZoomText features using the ZoomText Touch Icon and gestures.  Note: Requires a 5-point or greater multi-touch device.

Powerful Zoom Windows

9 different zoom windows (8 in ZoomText 10.1) allow you to choose which part of the screen is magnified.

Enhanced Screen Colors 

Innovative color controls improve screen clarity and reduce eyestrain. Special effects include color dyes, two-color modes and replacement of problem colors.

Visible Pointers and Cursors 

Size and color enhancements make it easy to see the mouse pointer. Special locators make it easier to follow the mouse pointer and text cursor as they move across the screen.  New in ZoomText 10.1 for Windows 8 are smoothed mouse pointers, which are more pleasing to look at and use.

Focus Enhancements

Makes it easy to locate and follow the control focus when you navigate through application menus, dialogs and other application controls.

Smooth Navigation

Navigating your applications and scrolling the view is always smooth and comfortable. Constrained mouse movement allows you to examine rows and columns, and keeps you within the active window.

Dual Monitor Support 

Use two monitors to expand your magnified viewing area, or use the second monitor to share a magnified or unmagnified view of your desktop with another person or group.  Coming soon for Windows 8.

ZoomText Camera

The ZoomText Camera feature allows you to use any high-definition (HD) webcam to view and magnify printed items and other objects right on your computer screen—including bills, magazines, photographs, medicine labels, craft items and more.

Enhanced Web Finder

ZoomText’s Enhanced Web Finder allows you to search web pages with specific words or phrases, or skim through pages to find items of interest.  When an item of interest is found you can have Web Finder start reading aloud from that location (Magnifier/Reader only).  If the item is a link to another page you can have Web Finder execute the link and continue your search on the new page.

Desktop Finder

Desktop Finder helps you find and launch programs and documents on your desktop, system tray, and quick launch bar.

Text Finder 

Text Finder helps you locate words, phrases and topics of interest in documents, web pages, and application windows.

Application Settings 

Save unique settings for each application that you use. As you switch applications, ZoomText automatically loads the desired settings.

Special Application Support

Built-in support for popular applications – including Internet Explorer (IE 10 supported in ZoomText 10.1 for Windows 8), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook; Office 2013 is supported in ZoomText 10.1 for Windows 8), Adobe, Firefox, OpenOffice, iTunes and Java – allow you to navigate your documents with 100% accuracy.

Full Windows Logon Support (with ZoomText Logon UI)

ZoomText’s logon support provides essential magnification and screen reading features when logging into Windows.

Options Galore

ZoomText is jam-packed with exciting features and add-ons that are designed to increase your productivity and extend its usefulness beyond your computer. 

ZoomText is available in over 20 languages, with a variety of license types to choose from. Plus, we offer an Enhanced Support Plan (ESP), providing you with premium technical support and the next two ZoomText upgrades delivered automatically.

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System Requirements

  • Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 with Service Pack 1 (or later).
  • Processor: 2 GHz i3 dual core processor or similar. i5 or i7 recommended.
  • 4 GB Ram. 8 GB recommended.
  • Video/Graphics card or integrated graphics with support for DirectX 10 or higher.
  • Hard drive space for ZoomText: 1.3 GBSSD drive recommended.
  • Note: After installing ZoomText, use of hard drive space can be reduced by uninstalling unneeded voices.
    • 5-point multi-touch display for touch screen support.
    • USB 2.0 for ZoomText Camera support.

ZoomText and Fusion 2024- March 2024 Release Notes

Increased xFont Support for ZoomText and Fusion

We continue to make improvements to xFont, our advanced font smoothing technology. In our December 2023 update, we introduced xFont support in Office 365 apps as an Early Adopter Program feature. In our March 2024 update, xFont is no longer under evaluation and is now on by default. In addition, you can now experience xFont in the following areas of ZoomText and Fusion:

  • Toolbar text and icons
  • Settings dialog boxes
  • Messages and notifications
  • Tools such as AppReader and Background Reader

More Office 365 Support

In addition to supporting Word 365, Excel 365, and Outlook 365, xFont is now available in PowerPoint 365 and OneNote 365.

Important: When using xFont, make sure to start ZoomText first before starting your Office 365 app.

xFont Bold

Bold text can improve readability for some individuals by providing additional contrast.

xFont Bold is a ZoomText and Fusion setting that adds boldness to text displayed in the following areas:

  • Text and ribbons in Office 365 apps
  • Screen Enhancement Settings, Voice Settings, and Preferences Settings in ZoomText and Fusion
  • Windows desktop

You can quickly turn xFont Bold on and off using two new keystrokes:CAPS LOCK+B and the layered keystroke CAPS LOCK+SPACEBAR, M, B. Feel free to enable xFont Bold to see if it improves readability for you.

One thing to keep in mind is that apps like Teams, WhatsApp, and Outlook use bold text to identify unread messages. Also, some documents use bold to emphasize specific text. When xFont Bold is enabled, all text appears as bold, and you will not see a difference until you turn it off using any of the new keystrokes.

Seamless Updates for xFont Support

To ensure the highest quality of text displayed, especially with evolving versions of Office 365 and other apps, occasional fine-tuning of ZoomText and Fusion is needed. The Seamless Updates feature is one way to implement these adjustments in the background.

By default, ZoomText and Fusion now check for and automatically apply updates for xFont support. When Seamless Updates are disabled, updates for xFont support are not installed.

To see if an update has been installed, do the following:

  1. In the ZoomText or Fusion menus, choose Help > About. The About dialog box opens.
  2. The Revision field shows if any updates have been installed.
  • A value of 0 indicates no Seamless Updates are installed.
  • A value from 1 through 9 indicates which Seamless Update is currently installed.

Note: The software version number will not change when a Seamless Update is installed.

ZoomText Magnifier Only, Single User

To disable Seamless Updates, do the following:

Note: You must have administrative privileges to disable Seamless Updates.

  1. In the ZoomText or Fusion menus, choose Preferences > Program. The Preferences Program dialog box opens.
  2. In the Automatic Updating group, clear the “Seamless Updates for xFont support (requires admin privileges)” check box.

ZoomText Magnifier Only, Single User

Fusion Screen Shade Enhancement

The Screen Shade feature for Fusion prevents others from seeing what you are typing or reading by turning your computer screen black. This level of privacy is useful when working in public environments. Also, for low vision users who take advantage of Fusion’s screen reader functionality, it can reduce visual distractions and improve concentration.

The status message “Fusion Screen Shade, Right-click to exit” has been added to alert visual users that Screen Shade is active. It displays for approximately five seconds on the screen when you move the mouse. Screen Shade remains active until turned off with a right mouse click, or Fusion is restarted. Being able to right-click is a fast and easy way to restore the screen if you accidentally turn on this feature.

Note: Screen Shade is strictly a privacy feature and will not increase the battery life on a laptop or tablet.

Turn the Screen Shade On and Off

If Screen Shade is on and your screen is black, right-click to turn it off and show your computer screen.

To turn Screen Shade on and off, do one of the following:

  • In the Fusion menu, choose Screen Shade
  1. Press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by the F11 key
  1. Triple tap with three fingers on a touch screen

Note: If you are using a tool such as AppReader, it will stop reading when Screen Shade is turned on or off. To resume reading, you must restart AppReader.

Bug Fixes in March 2024 Update

Word 365

  • Resolved an issue where xFont in Word documents was lost when switching between multiple monitors.
  • Resolved an issue where xFont was lost when switching between Print Layout and Web Layout views.
  • Resolved an issue where items in the File menu were not displaying in xFont.
  • Resolved an issue where text in a document would only display in xFont when Word’s zoom level was set to 100 percent.
  • Resolved an issue where xFont was missing from several areas in the Backstage view, for example, the Account, Info, and Feedback pages.

Excel 365

  • In Excel, there were several fonts that did not display using xFont. These same fonts in Word do display using xFont. This issue has been resolved.

Outlook 365

  • Resolved an issue where xFont was missing in the Mail, Calendar, and People windows in Outlook.


  • Resolved an issue where the Teams app would display as a black window after restarting ZoomText or Fusion.


  • Resolved an issue where mouse echo was not working properly on Yahoo.com.


  • If multiple users access ZoomText on the same computer, xFont will not display for all users until the computer was rebooted. This issue has been resolved.
  • Resolved an issue where cursor enhancement settings were not migrated correctly when installing ZoomText 2024 over an existing installation of ZoomText 2023.
  • When ZoomText is set to Korean, the keyboard echo would announce characters in English instead of Korean. This issue has been resolved.
  • Resolved an issue where ZoomText was not reading correctly in NotePad Pro and Notepad++.
  • Resolved an issue where the Windows Snipping Tool would not open after pressing Print Screen or WINDOWS Key+SHIFT+Swhile running ZoomText
  • When you change the ZoomText user interface to another language, it no longer takes 10-15 seconds for ZoomText to close and restart in the newly selected language.
  • Resolved an issue where Chinese and Japanese text was not displaying in xFont in multiple ZoomText dialog boxes, for example, FS Support Tools, Script Manager, Screen Enhancement Settings, and Preferences Settings.
  • Resolved a memory leak issue that was observed when adding or removing monitors connected to a computer while running ZoomText on Windows 11.
  • When the ZoomText Display Adapter setting was set to Compatibility mode, adding and removing monitors would disable magnification. The workaround was to change the setting or restart ZoomText. This issue has been resolved.
  • If Desktop Window Manager (dwm.exe) was running, and you switched the ZoomText Display Adapter setting to Compatibility mode, adding or removing a monitor would cause one of the monitors to freeze. This issue has been resolved.

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