Computer Glasses

Computer Glasses is compatible with Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks. Computer Glasses is not compatible with Retina displays; if you use a Retina display, check out Computer Glasses II.

Brief Description:

Computer Glasses lets you magnify a portion of the screen to read fine print or magnify an image.

Mac Version 3.1.0 is compatible with Mountain Lion's default security, is Intel, and uses a new icon.

Click here to see Computer Glasses II, another way to magnify a portion of the screen.

Click here to see Point N See, another way to magnify a portion of the screen.


Above is what you see when you launch Computer Glasses. When you click in the circle and start to drag it, you will see crosshairs that you drag to the middle of the area to be magnified.


Above is an example of some fine text that you want to magnify.


Here is the same area of the screen after dragging the Computer Glasses circle on top of the text.


Above is a picture of a yellow Lab.


Above is a the same picture with a portion magnified.


Above is a sample of some text.


Above is the same text after using the rectangular magnifier at slight magnification.


A Control Panel lets you select the magnifier shape (Circle or Rectangle), the magnification (Slight, Medium, Larger and Largest), set the magnifier size with a slider and Hide/Show the magnifier. The Shape (C for Circle, R for Rectangle) and size (width x height) are shown in the Control Panel title bar.


When you are satisfied with the settings, click on the arrow to shrink the window. Now, you can drag the Control Panel window out of the way on the desktop. You can also minimize the Control Panel to the Dock. Control Panel settings and location are saved between sessions. Magnifier position is saved between sessions and between Hide/Show views. You can quit the application by clicking on the Control Panel's (red) close button or by clicking anywhere on the Control Panel and using the Computer Glasses>Quit Computer Glasses from the menu bar.


Click here to download the Intel version (1.9 MB) for Macintosh OS 10.5 or later (zip).

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