GNOME Magnifier-0.12.6

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


AT SPI-1.7.7



Optional (For XFree86 Only)

Xdamage (requires FixesExt* then Xfixes then DamageExt)

* Ensure you created the xextensions.pc file as shown in the XFree86 instructions.

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Magnifier

Install GNOME Magnifier by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0) &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0): Setting the prefix using this parameter instead of with $GNOME_PREFIX will ensure that the prefix is consistent with the installation environment and the package will be installed in the correct location.


Installed Program: magnifier
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: The following subdirectories of $GNOME_PREFIX/: include/gnome-mag-1.0, share/{doc/gnome-mag-0.12.6,gnome-mag, idl/gnome-mag-1.0}

Short Descriptions


is a screen zooming utility.

Last updated on 2007-01-15 18:08:14 -0600