Magnifying Glass (Hover Zoom)

Magnifying Glass (Hover Zoom)

Press on the toolbar button to see the magnifying glass on the current page.

  • Magnifying Glass (Hover Zoom)
  • Magnifying Glass (Hover Zoom)
What is Magnifying Glass (Hover Zoom)?
Magnifying Glass (Hover Zoom) is a lightweight Chrome extension designed to magnify sections of a webpage within a circular scope. This addon allows users to control its magnification level and coverage area via an options page. Users activate the addon with a simple click on the toolbar button, which also serves as an ON|OFF switch. After installation, the addon is initially off and can be easily turned on. It also features a bug report form for users to relay any experienced issues.
By: Yubi
Users: 30,000+
Rating: 4.33 (42)
Version: 0.1.6 (Last updated: 2024-06-25)
Creation date: 2019-10-14
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
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Size: 40.84K
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Magnifying Glass (Hover Zoom) is a lite addon that enables you to magnify a portion of a webpage with a click of a button.

Please click on the toolbar button once to see the magnifying glass. Then move your mouse to see the magnified page within a circular section. If you want to hide the magnifier, simply click on the toolbar button once or click anywhere on the page. This addon has also an options page to adjust the magnifier zoom level and coverage area. Moreover, the toolbar button serves as an ON|OFF switch to turn the addon ON or OFF.

Note 1: when you install the addon, it is turned off. Please click on the toolbar button once to activate the addon. The toolbar icon is red when the addon is active and grey when it is inactive.

Note 2: if you want to change the zoom level, please visit the addon's options page.

To report bugs, please fill out the bug report form on the addon's homepage (

User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Easy to use
  • Useful for live presentations
  • Great for reading small text
  • Lack of keyboard shortcut
  • Difficulty in using in full screen mode
Most mentioned
  • Easy to use
  • Keyboard shortcut
  • Useful for reading
  • Useful for live presentations
  • Difficulty in full screen mode
Recent reviews
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by Abner Wirtz Abner Wirtz, 2024-06-06

This is probably one of the better magnifying glasses to use on the the web especially on a Chromebook. However it would be so much easier to use if the mouse pointer was at the end or around end of the circle. Having it in the middle, makes it difficult to direct and see where your pointing it off too and makes it difficult to "steer". Also usually we read paragraphs, and their in rectangular form, so changing the magnifier to a rectangle or square would be so much more convenient for reading purposes.
by Nikki Volodin Nikki Volodin, 2022-03-01

It is showing your view bigger in a helpful way!
by Advaitha Vemuri Advaitha Vemuri, 2018-03-03
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Risk impact

Magnifying Glass (Hover Zoom) is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

Risk likelihood

Magnifying Glass (Hover Zoom) has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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