GNOME Magnifier-0.14.6

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-1.18.1

Optional (to Build the Colorblind Applet)

GNOME Desktop-2.18.3, colorblind, PyGTK-2.10.6 (including the gtk and gtk.libglade modules), PyORBit-2.14.3, Gnome-Python-2.18.2 (including the gnome.ui module), and Gnome-Python-Desktop-2.18.0 (including the gnomeapplet module)


intltool-0.35.5 and Doxygen-1.5.2

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Magnifier

If Doxygen-1.5.2 is installed, the reference documentation is automatically generated. Install GNOME Magnifier by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0) \
            --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.18.3 &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

For full functionality of this package, you should install the libgail-gnome-1.18.0 package.

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.

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.18.3: This parameter causes the configuration files to be installed in /etc/gnome/2.18.3 instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc. Additionally (if applicable), the parameter ensures that the GConf-2 database is correctly updated.


Installed Program: magnifier
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: The following subdirectories of $GNOME_PREFIX/: include/gnome-mag-1.0, lib/colorblind-applet, lib/python2.5/site-packages/colorblind, share/{colorblind,doc/gnome-mag-0.14.6,gnome-mag,idl/gnome-mag-1.0}

Short Descriptions


is a screen zooming utility.

Last updated on 2008-05-09 08:00:42 -0500