help with magnification in 12.04

Robert Cole rkcole72984 at
Mon Sep 23 16:02:46 UTC 2013

Hello, Milton.

Unfortunately,, the GNOME Shell Magnifier is not available in the GNOME 
Fallback session. I have heard that it may be possible to use the Compiz 
eZoom plug-in with the Fallback session, but I have not tried it out 
myself to verify it. In order to use the GNOME Shell Magnifier, you must 
be logged into GNOME Shell.

Additionally, I think that GNOME 3.4 si what ships with Ubuntu 12.04. I 
may be incorrect about this. If any of your friends prefer inverse 
magnifications (i.e. causing a negative effect in which things like 
black text on a white background would be displayed as white text on a 
black background) you would need GNOME 3.6 or later. And as of GNOME 
3.10 which I believe is supposed to ship next month), the magnifier will 
also have cursor tracking.

I hope that this information is helpful to you in some way.

Take care.

On 09/22/2013 10:17 PM, Milton wrote:
> Hello List,
> I use ubuntu 12.04 with Orca 3.4.2 in unity 2D and also installed the 
> fallback session. So I also can work with GNOME without effects. I 
> only work with speech.
> For a couple of friends who wants to try Ubuntu with magnification I 
> need your help.
> In the keyboard preferences on the tab short cut keys I set:
> 1. Alt_Control_M to toggle magnification on or off;
> 2. Alt_arrow-up for zoom in;
> 3. Alt_arrow-down for zoom out.
> But there is no result by pressing those shortcut keys.
> What should I do to have magnification work?
> Many thanks.
> Milton

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