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Magnifier (Windows)

Magnifier (Windows) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you are using Windows 7 then Magnifier is one of the cool feature that you should try out whether or not you actually are going to use it (by the way to get it, just type magnifier in the start menu search box). Although magnifier is a handy tool, I’ve noticed that it is notorious for getting stuck in the ‘docked mode’, which I should say is the view mode which I like the least. Once this happens, then there is no way to change to other more better modes like the full-screen mode (which is my favorite). I’ve had difficulties in the past trying to figure out a way to get my other modes working and, I must say, it took me a long time and a lot of search keywords to find a fix for this problem (all thanks to posts in the Microsoft Answers forum).

Magnifier (Windows)

Magnifier (Windows) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With a small change in the windows registry, you can get back the functionalities of all the different viewing modes of magnifier. Here’s what you should do:

1. Close the magnifier if it is opened.
2. Sometimes if you had set the Aero theme to active, it will be automatically disabled after the magnifier locks itself in the docked-mode. So if you want to get your aero theme back on, just type ‘find and fix problems with transparency and other visual effects’ in the search box in the start menu and follow the troubleshooting process.
3. Type ‘regedit’ in the start menu search box and click the result. This will take you to the windows registry.
4. Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER by clicking the arrow next to the folder icon
5. Find ‘softwares’ and expand it as done in the previous step.
6.  Find ‘Microsoft‘ and expand it. Then navigate to ‘ScreenMagnifier’ and click it.
7. On the right side, among the several entries, double-click on ‘MagnificationMode’
8. In the pop-up window, set the ‘value data’ as 2. Click OK, and close the registry editor
9. Open Magnifier.
10. Sit back, relax and enjoy! Now you can change the views from, well, ‘views’.


Consano brings the power of crowdfunding to boost innovations in the field of cancer research

Consano brings the power of crowdfunding to boost innovations in the field of cancer research

For those who are in the field of tech startups, music, charity, personal financing, etc. Crowdfunding is no longer a newer idea. But, the idea of raising funds from public has attracted serious attention from the world one expect the least – the science world- as a way to fund innovative academic research, especially with the recent slashing of research budget across many of the top funding agencies in the world.

When Molly Lindquist heard that the lump on her breast was  ‘strongly suspected to be a cancer’, she could not think of anything other than how to save her two daughters, to whom she must have passed on those genes she inherited from her grandma Caroline who died of breast cancer at the age of 46. That thought Molly says changed her life and inspired her to start Consano, a project that will help people to donate directly to those medical research project that means something to you.

Consano which revolves around ‘3H’s – Hope, Honor, and Heal has made collaborations with several of the research institutions and has put together a list of projects to which the people can directly donate to. And you can do this in simple steps: Find projects that you want to contribute to, pay the money (small or large amount), receive quarterly updates from the researchers. Consano will give 97.8% of your money directly to support the project (rest will be taken as PayPal processing charge).

If you are a researcher with a life-saving idea which the funding agencies considers otherwise, Consano can also help you get the public fund that project. Just email research@consano.org your details and get started. Once you submit the application the rest will happen fast. A scientific advisory committee of Consano will sit together to review your project, will communicate their suggestions on improvements if any, and after that your project is up there in consano.org, all this in about 2-3 weeks!!

Currently there are about 7 projects available in Consano including those from UCSF and UW Medicine and the numbers are only going to increase.

So the next time somebody says you don’t have the brains for research, don’t despair..tell them you’ve more than a brain – a kind heart!

You can watch a video on Consano here and another one below: