Portable Virtual Magnifying glass app for Linux / Ubuntu


There are literally very few screen magnifying options or screen magnifiers available for linux users who are visually impaired , we ourself faced problems while looking for some magnifying utilities for linux, hence we decided to port the windows app to linux , so here’s forked windows app – Portable Virtual magnifying glass for linux!

Portable Magnifying glass for Linux

Features of Portable Magnifying glass for Linux –

Instructions To Run Portable Magnifying glass on Linux :

  • Download the app from the above link.
  • Simply chmod the .run file a+x, then
  • Execute with ./<filename.run> in terminal,
  • Or  right click on the .run file,
  • Navigate to properties,
  • checkmark Allow Program to be run as Executable or you can simply refer the guide.
  • Guide to run Portable Linux Apps 32bit / 64 bit


The screen will remain magnified until you move the mouse pointer, and will be normal as soon as you left-click on mouse. (As shown in the above image)

Supported OS :

  • Linux Mint
  • Linux Distros after release after –
  • Ubuntu 11.04,
  • LinuxMint 12,
  • Fedora 13.

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