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Why does Magnifier start automatically at random?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Bobelk99, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Bobelk99

    Bobelk99 Flightless Bird

    Magnifier starts automatically with no intentional action on my part.
    It is no started at beginning of session, but may pop up at any time.
    There does not seem to be any pattern.
    Would someone please tell me how to stoop this? It is driving me nuts.
     
  2. Jeff Layman

    Jeff Layman Flightless Bird

    "Bobelk99" <putter2@iglou.com> wrote in message
    news:j4is669ppg513sa1hf3puht8met24rd97v@4ax.com...
    > Magnifier starts automatically with no intentional action on my part.
    > It is no started at beginning of session, but may pop up at any time.
    > There does not seem to be any pattern.
    > Would someone please tell me how to stoop this? It is driving me nuts.


    Maybe try running Process Explorer (Google it for further info) to see if
    that can tell you what starts running Magnify.exe.

    But if that doesn't work, if you (or anyone else using the computer) doesn't
    need the Magnifier, you could always try renaming Magnify.exe, so that
    whatever is starting the program won't be able to find a file of that name
    in the sytem32 folder. However, you won't find it that easy to rename the
    file, without changing permissions under the security tab within
    "Properties".

    --

    Jeff
     
  3. R. C. White

    R. C. White Flightless Bird

    Hi, Bobelk99.

    What do you have set as the "trigger" to start the Magnifier?

    What kind of mouse do you use and what driver does it use?

    My Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 has programmable buttons. Using
    IntelliPoint drivers, I can change the settings, but I've left them at the
    defaults (except when I'm in a program, such as WLMail). The default for
    the Front Thumb Button is "Magnify". Whenever I press the front thumb
    button - intentionally or not - the Magnifier springs into action. Another
    click of the same button closes it.

    When I'm running WLMail, that button is programmed to <Ctrl>U, for Next
    Unread Message. But sometimes, when reading messages, I switch to another
    window (maybe for a quick look at a web page in the background) and then
    forget where I am. When the mouse returns to Mail and I click that button
    again, I'm startled by the Magnifier starting up - which is actually what
    I've told it to do, but I forgot.

    Does any of this sound familiar?

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    rc@grandecom.net
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3002.0810)) in Win7 Ultimate x64


    "Bobelk99" wrote in message
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    Magnifier starts automatically with no intentional action on my part.
    It is no started at beginning of session, but may pop up at any time.
    There does not seem to be any pattern.
    Would someone please tell me how to stoop this? It is driving me nuts.
     
  4. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    De-program the button on your mouse from activating the magnifier. Control Panel
    \Mouse. Most likely you are using a Microsoft mouse and probably the 6000 model

    --
    Peter

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    "Bobelk99" <putter2@iglou.com> wrote in message
    news:j4is669ppg513sa1hf3puht8met24rd97v@4ax.com...
    > Magnifier starts automatically with no intentional action on my part.
    > It is no started at beginning of session, but may pop up at any time.
    > There does not seem to be any pattern.
    > Would someone please tell me how to stoop this? It is driving me nuts.
     
  5. Bobelk99

    Bobelk99 Flightless Bird

    Re: Thanks for input

    On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 05:22:22 -0400, Bobelk99 <putter2@iglou.com>
    wrote:

    >Magnifier starts automatically with no intentional action on my part.
    >Would someone please tell me how to stoop this? It is driving me nuts.



    Thanks guys. Mouse is 6000, as you stated. I use it left handed, and
    did not even realize the thumb buttons were there.

    Did not have this issue with XP, but evidently the 'new' Intellipoint
    drivers added a little.

    Problem solved. Thanks again
     
  6. Bobelk99

    Bobelk99 Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 05:22:22 -0400, Bobelk99 <putter2@iglou.com>
    wrote:

    >Magnifier starts automatically with no intentional action on my part.
    >It is no started at beginning of session, but may pop up at any time.
    >There does not seem to be any pattern.
    >Would someone please tell me how to stoop this? It is driving me nuts.



    Thanks guys. Mouse is 6000, as you stated. I use it left handed, and
    did not even realize the thumb buttons were there.

    Did not have this issue with XP, but evidently the 'new' Intellipoint
    drivers added a little.

    Problem solved. Thanks again
     

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