Magnifier

Making the display easier to see in Chrome OS

High contrast mode and screen magnifier are accessibility features that make the Chromebook display easier to see. High contrast mode inverts the picture so that a white background appears black, black text appears white, and colors are inverted (for example, blue text or graphics become orange).

When using screen magnifier, a cropped portion of the display is magnified to fill the entire screen. Moving the mouse pointer to the left or right side of the screen scrolls sideways. Moving the mouse pointer to the top or bottom of the screen scrolls up or down, respectively.

Use the following steps to turn on high contrast mode and screen magnifier:

  1. Click the status area of the taskbar, and then click Settings.

Figure 1: Settings



Scroll to the bottom of the Settings page and click Show advanced settings.

In the Accessibility section of the Settings page, click to place check marks next to each desired accessibility feature.


Figure 2: Accessibility options, with high contrast mode and screen magnifier enabled

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