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    Starting YouTube Installation Turns On Screen Magnifier

    My OS is Win 7 Pro 64 bit with SP1 and all updates installed.

    I downloaded the installer for the latest version of the Free YouTube Download program from DVDVideoSoft's website, but when I opened it the Windows screen magnifier started up. I closed magnifier and tried again but the same thing happened.

    Does anyone have an explanation for this weird behaviour?

    Advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks and regards, Roy

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    Have you checked for some option on the YouTube app. This does certainly sound like something from there. I do not use the app so I cannot comment on where to look, sorry.
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    I also run Win7 64 and find anytime I have magnifier running, even if not currently active, and UAC gets invoked (such as by run as admin) then the magnifier goes into lens mode as well, despite the fact I always run it full screen.

    If magnifier isn't actually running this usually doesn't happen, but I have seen a couple of install programs which also caused magnifier to start up, as you described.

    I just shrug shoulders, close magnifier and continue serenely onward.

    Possibly if you disable UAC it won't happen, but I haven't been bothered enough by it to try that.

    Jock

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    Hello Jock and thanks.

    I knew from previous attempts that if I closed magnifier the YouTube installer would shut down as well, so after reading your post I decided to continue with the installation. It was awkward with magnifier on because everything on screen was so large that I had trouble accessing the bottom of the installer window to click through to the various options. However, I managed.

    Best regards, Roy

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