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Try right clicking anywhere on the magnifiers window and choose Exit.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.
Ok, can you give me any information on this magnifier such as the exact name on the title bar, and if there is Help or About items when you right click on the magnifier. Also do you see anything related to the magnifier in the taskbar or system tray?
I just got an assist from one if the experts on this site, here is what was suggested (thanks adski):
"Some Microsoft optical/laser mice with 'extra' buttons come with a button set to Magnifier as default (via the MS 'Intelli' software). I know because I used to press it all the time by accident - it's probably worth asking the user to press all side keys on their mouse and also press down the scroll wheel - they all do something annoying.."
Hope this helps.
Ok, back to my previous question. I need to know the exact name of the magnifier program (which can be found in the title bar of the magnifier or from the help menu).
I don't know the name of it. It doesn't show anywhere as a separate program. There is no title bar on the magnifier, it is just a 3"x4" box that appears on the screen and everything in the box is magnified. It follows the cursor so it is impossible to see an entire page of anything when it is on. When I click on the help in the task bar it is the help for whatever program is running (e.g. IE, Word, etc.). I have looked at the online help for IE and it does have a magnify feature but it only tells how to activate it, not deactivate it.
This may just be one of those computer mysteries that can't be solved given our knowledge.
Look in the taskbar (the bar at the bottom of your screen). Is there any item called magnifier, magnify, glass, etc?
Also look in the system tray (the right side of the taskbar near the clock) and hover your mouse over the icons there, one by one, to see if any of them says magnifier etc.
Strange! The windows default magnifier should show up as minimized on the taskbar.
I am not sure whether the magnifier that you have on your desktop is actually the windows magnifier or some other third party utility (or malware). Here is how the windows 98 magnifier looks (the upper horizontal box across the picture).
As you can see, the taskbar at the bottom shows the Magnifier Settings.
One other thing I want you to try: Click Start > Programs > Accessories > Accessibility > Magnifier. This should bring up the windows 98 magnifier. Tell me what happens when you do that..
So why did you post Windows 98 in your oroginal question under OS:? You made me go out of my way to locate a computer that runs Windows 98 (which is hard to find these days) in order to replicate your situation.