Magnifying Glass

Magnifying Glass

The magnifying glass shows a zoomed image within its radius, without disturbing the rest of the page.

What is Magnifying Glass?
'Magnifying Glass' is a handy Chrome extension that helps users view zoomed-in images seamlessly, within its specific radius, without altering the rest of the online content. It is summoned with a simple Alt+Z shortcut (Ctrl+Z for Mac users), and can be easily removed by pressing any key. The extension is compatible with all websites except the New Tab page, Chrome settings page, and Chrome Web Store. It also comes with an easy setup that does not require special permissions, making it a fuss-free addition to your online browsing experience.
Stats
Users: 20,000+
Rating: 3.73 (44)
Version: 1.0.2 (Last updated: 2018-09-09)
Creation date: 2018-09-08
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • activeTab
  • storage
Size: 92.00K
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Simply press Alt+Z* to summon the magnifying glass! Then press any key to remove it.

*Ctrl+Z for MAC users by default.

The extension does not require any special permission. It just works~***

Please note that the extension does not work in New Tab page, Chrome setting page and Chrome Web Store by default, but it will work on any other webpages.

v.1.0.2 Change-log

  • Added option to specify a compensation factor for OS-level magnification
  • Added option to close the magnifier scope only when ESC key is pressed

v.1.0.1 Change-log

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Helpful for those with vision problems
  • Works with various browsers
Cons
  • Inconsistency with what it magnifies
  • Inability to zoom in on the edges and corners of the screen
  • Malfunction with certain key shortcuts
Most mentioned
  • Helpful magnification tool
  • Freezing issues on the screen
  • Issues with mouse or cursor alignment
Recent reviews
doesn't work
by Stalkenu Stalkenu, 2018-01-25

I am VERY grateful for this extension! I have been wanting something like this for a while and didn't know it existed. So easy to use. It truly makes it much easier to read anything online now. I have been spreading the word. Thank you!
by Patrick Patrick, 2023-07-19

this is what im loooking forr thankks
by Kevin Muhammad Kevin Muhammad, 2023-03-14
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Safety
Risk impact

Magnifying Glass is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

Magnifying Glass has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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