GNOME Magnifier-0.11.10

Introduction to GNOME Magnifier

The GNOME Magnifier includes a screen magnifier, which allows you to zoom in on portions of the desktop. It is expressly designed for users with low vision who wish to use the GNOME desktop.

Package information

GNOME Magnifier dependencies


Xdamage (requires XExtensions* then FixesExt then Xfixes then DamageExt)

* The XExtensions package is included in a BLFS X Window System installation, but the pkgconfig .pc file FixesExt looks for is not installed. Satisfy the requirement by installing an xextensions.pc file into /usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig which can be downloaded from

Installation of GNOME Magnifier

Install GNOME Magnifier by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` &&
make &&
make install


The GNOME Magnifier package contains magnifier and libgnome-mag.



magnifier is a screen zooming utility.

Last updated on 2004-12-03 17:24:54 -0700