As a student in high school, I never needed to use reading glasses and had a perfect 20/20 vision. But as soon as I enrolled in a college for higher education, I ended up getting subscription glasses within a few months. Now after working for so many years in front of the computers, my eye sight is not what it used to be and now I need to wear glasses or contacts all the time so that I can properly read what is being displayed on the screen. But on the days contacts are hurting more than usual and I have misplaced glasses somewhere, I have to resort to programs like OneLoupe to magnify the computer screen and somehow manage to go through the day.
OneLoupe is very practical and user-friendly little application for Windows PC. Not only the application is fully portable (an installation is not required) and small in size, but it also it puts virtually no burden on the system. You can download the portable application, place it on the Windows desktop and it will always be ready for use. As if this is not enough, the small application also has support for dual or multiple monitors (more than one screens attached to the graphics card).
After launching the OneLoupe application, it places a system tray icon in the Windows notification area. You can single-click on this icon to turn on the OneLoupe magnifier or turn it off. Once the magnifier is turned on, you can move your mouse around on the screen and view the enlarged items on your screen.
You can also right-click on the OneLoupe icon in the system tray to open the settings menu. From the menu, you can set a hotkey, switch on the fullscreen mode, toggle OneLoupe on or off, change the mode to normal or realtime, disable the zoomed window border, enable auto-startup for OneLoupe and more.
You can download OneLoup from http://www.softwareok.com/?Microsoft/OneLoupe.