• Ros

    Hi, I have just installed Glassbrick on a laptop and it is running but I can’t get the magnification to work. The Tilde button isn’t responding either.. I have tried restarting computer as well….any ideas?

  • Usnan Rofiq

    testing

  • royci

    Yes it seems to be this project now past tense, same issues, just uninstalled.

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      Glassbrick works in windows 10.

      • http://www.freakow.com Breno Azevedo

        I’m using it in Windows 10, no problem. It just doesn’t seem to recognize the full width of a 2560×1440 desktop, meaning ‘clamp mode’ doesn’t work properly at the bottom-right corner – without clamp it’s fine, just weird when zooming out real quick, no big deal but it wiggles the screen a little. Other than that, it’s just amazing, thanks.

  • yut951121

    Am I not supposed to use this in Windows 10? I bought it few days ago and after installing Anniversary Update it closes(crashses?) after a few seconds of launching.

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      Glassbrick works in windows 10

      • yut951121

        Bitdefender is very suspicious about your software. Maybe you should contact them. Also please digitally sign all of executables and installed version would be so nice.

  • Jose Rafael Perez Balen

    There seems to be a bug with Overwatch. If I don’t close Glassbrick before opening Overwatrch, I get no pointer in Overwatch.

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      This happens in every game when in fullscreen mode. You can fix this by changing the graphics settings from fullscreen to borderless windowed mode.

      • Jose Rafael Perez Balen

        Thanks. I’ll give it a try.
        But in my experience, borderless window will not give the same framerate as full screen.

  • Eric Hansen

    Very odd problem: Found, tried and liked Glassbrick last night. Placed 64-bit version in my util folder (c:util). Setup settings and used it for about an hour. This AM it’s gone. No hidden version in directory but trying to copy it there again is denied unless I rename it first? Anti-virus it temporarily disabled, same result. Elevated command prompt has same result.

    If I run renamed, it it will run for about 30 seconds and then be gone, and that new name will also no longer be usable! As if it exists at that location still but doesn’t show up as hidden, system, anything…

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      Very strange. Is there any other location this happens?

  • Eric Hansen

    Feature Request: It would be great if there were a way to setup a predefined zoom level and region and then give that a Key-Stroke. I’m constantly working between no zoom and a particular zoom level (2x) around one window. The zoomed area isn’t exactly the window’s area, but it is always the same area on the screen. So if there were a way to zoom and and then save the current zoom info to a preset, and then add a hot-key for a preset it would save me lots of zooming and panning back to the zoom window I need. Thoughts?

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      This is actually possible. Yet a little trick to set up.

      1. Re download Glassbrick to make sure you have the latest version.

      2. Set your tracking mode to “When zoom key combo is held” and uncheck Push Edge

      3. Zoom to the position and zoom level you want then Use the “Zoom On/Off” Key Combo to zoom out and in. Glassbrick should zoom back to the position you were at.

  • Francesco Militello

    Is there a docked version? if it is I buy it right now. My low-vision friend can’t use this type of zoom. Please.

    • Francesco Militello

      thanks for the reply. :(

  • Conzeit

    I really want something like this, just being able to zoom and click around at will.
    Horkey just doesnt work for me. Ctrl+scroll wheel does nothing. Just regular zooming in while on browsers, or writing programs, just as if Glassbrick wasnt running.

    I changed the shortcut to windows key+scroll wheel and it still wont work.

    I tried keyboard shortcuts and still no dice.

    I dont know why it just wont work

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      Is your desktop theme set to one of the newer shinier themes. If you send a screenshot I can let you know if you are using a valid theme.

      • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

        Also make sure you run Glassbrick as administrator so it will work over other programs

  • yut951121

    I’m done with this software. See ya.

  • Brandon Sims

    I recently purchased this product but I’m unable to get it to run on two different Windows 7 Professional desktops, one x86 and the other x64. It runs fine on my laptop which is Windows 7 Pro x64 but on the desktops, the program opens into the system tray but then will not actually launch into zoom mode. Any advice?

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      Make sure the computer is using to newer shinier theme. If this doesn’t work please send a screenshot so I can see if I can help.

  • John Doe

    Works great! Had an issue where it wouldn’t work in the classic theme for win7 but I’ve decided to use the default theme since my main issue with it was the lack of color adjustment and the default magnifier being a clunky mess.

    This is a magnificent program and is LEAGUE’S ahead of Microsofts insulting excuse of a magnifier. There are some issues with key binding like not being able to use extra mouse buttons but it’s no big deal. Definitely would recommend to anyone with a visual impairment.

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      The windows default magnifier is a bare bones magnifier which is clunky and not very intuitive to use. Glassbrick was developed to make up for this.

      Glassbrick uses the same method to do fullscreen zooming as the default magnifier. This method required a newer theme rendering to work as smoothly as it does and that’s why it wont work correctly in the old themes.

  • reefer_madness

    This app is very slick. Love the crisp image quality and mouse tracking. Any chance you could allow the window size and location to be set? I use 2 monitors and only want the magnifier on one.

  • Adi Dinar

    Track typing is not working for me. The track typing setting is marked. Am I missing someting in the settings?

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      Unfortunately typing tracking doesn’t work in all apps. Mostly in the ones default to windows e.g. notepad or internet explorer.

  • Fred

    Can i save my settings and have the same settings *and the application( run automatically each time I open my PC? Right now, I have to set the settings each time, and first I have to go to the folder and launch the app.

  • Leon

    This is great thank you for putting this out there. Having a few bugs on my system(Windows 10 Pro V1703), clicking randomly doesn’t work. drop downs, check boxes and even application close buttons. turning off zoom allows me to click and turning it back on and gets me rolling again. Also tracking lag isn’t great but speeding it up all the way helps a bit. As someone mentioned before it would be good to get a digital signature on this maybe put this out on the windows store? Do you have a bug tracking page or open source repo? In any case great work and thanks for putting out a decent alternative to ZoomText which has been overcharging for decades.

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      Thank you for reporting on those focus issues. One solution is to change the render mode http://disq.us/p/1l4jh6e. Or doing a fresh install of windows may be a little drastic but has worked for me.

  • Antfs TEN

    Will this work for full screen applications? Also is it possible to make it soon at the center of the screen only and not at the mouse? If so then I will consider buying

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      Glassbrick wont work in exclusive fullscreen mode. Borderless Windowed mode in games is becoming more common these days. Check out this comment where I explain how to zoom in to a section of screen. http://disq.us/p/1l4jv5a

  • Jones Lightbulb

    Is there a way to completely disable tracking? Basically a way to zoom
    in to the center of the screen and never have the zoom move.

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      Yes This can be done. I explained it best I could in this post http://disq.us/p/1l4l65i

  • Sergio Guzman

    So far I really really enjoy this program. I am using it for presentations, and it quickly responds. Great job. I am wondering if one thing is it possible. It possible to zoom in to a fix area on the screen, and always keeping that area centered?

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      This can be done. I explained it best I could in this post http://disq.us/p/1l4l65i

  • Tom Coburn

    where’s the download link at?!?

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      0. Click `Buy my product` link
      0. On redirected page, input `0` on `Name a fair price: $` input area
      0. Click `I want this` button
      0. Type your email address or use temporary email services to get download link.

  • Tom Coburn

    Where in the world is the download link at? Why should I donate money if I can’t download this product? Its not on here anywhere all is says is the go to glassbrick.org, which all I see here is this disquise blog area, and the donate link.
    whare on earth is the download link at?

    • yut951121

      0. Click `Buy my product` link
      0. On redirected page, input `0` on `Name a fair price: $` input area
      0. Click `I want this` button
      0. Type your email address or use temporary email services to get download link.

      • Tom Coburn

        great, thank you sir :) I do like this program very much, and wouldn’t mind donating to it. I was just trying to figure out how to download it. thank you very much sir :)

  • Carla Hankinson

    Hi, I am a vision teacher (i.e. I teach students with vision impairment). I have downloaded Glassbrick on my work laptop, which is Windows 10. I thought that Glassbrick would produce a clear image when zoomed in but I am finding it is no better than the inbuilt Windows Magnification. Am I doing something wrong?

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      Is the image blurry or pixelated or blury? If it’s blurry you might need to set your monitor to it’s native resolution. If it’s pixelated that is because Glassbrick doesn’t do any special rending of text it simply enlarges your screen as is.

  • Coding in Flow

    Wow, i was searching a whole day for a tool like this and yours is the only one that has everything i need without bugs. I initialy paid 1$ because i only wanted to test it, but i am going to send you another 9$. Thank you so much.

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      Thank you for your support.

  • Coding in Flow

    Is there a way to make the zoom from 100% (no zoom) to the first zoom level smoother? It looks kinda laggy because it sometimes doesnt zoom directly to the mouse pointer, but like first right and then down or first down and then right, which gives it that “clipped” look. This does not happen always tho, so it must be possible to avoid that. Especially if i zoom multiple times to the same spot, it doesnt do it. Only if i aim to a new spot and only from the no-zoom level.

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      What tacking mode are you using?

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      One thing to try is to Enable ‘Advance Mode’ in the zoom tab then in the misc tab turn the refresh rate up to 120

      • Tim Pfeiffer

        Thanks. However, the refresh rate sdoesnt change anything. There is some sort of “snap” when zooming in the first level. I think its only in windowed mode. not in fullscreen.

  • Антон Мусин

    Is there a way to completely disable tracking? Basically a way to zoom
    in to the center of the screen and never have the zoom move.

  • Andrew

    I have low vision… just what I was looking for… but I don’t have a credit card. Can you please add paypal?

    Also, woul it be possible to add the ability to scroll with trackpad as well as a mouse to zoom in?

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      “disable scaling for High dpi devices” will fix the offset view thing http://disq.us/p/1l7geyb

      Can you elaborate on how you would like to zoom with the trackpad

      • Andrew

        So basically instead of scrolling with a mouse wheel you use two fingers on the touchpad

  • https://thesweetgrapes.wordpress.com/ Mel Parrish Jr

    At 57, and aging my eyesight isn’t what it used to be anymore…And being just an old kid at heart, I am a hardcore gamer with no intentions of quitting anytime soon. But some of the games out there are natively displayed in such tiny text resolutions that I’d often have to get really close to the monitor, squint my eyes and only try to make out what it is that others are seeing at just a glance! This really slows my gaming down –and it frustrates my teammates to no end. For me, gaming isn’t just about the games we play –It’s about community, and about the social value of the relationships we build and maintain throughout the years,,, With this in mind, I want you to know that it is with my deepest regrets that I can’t spend even a few well deserved dollars on this –the Glassbrick magnifier! But what I can do for you –for the Glassbrick project, is worth more than even well spent money can buy!

    Your’s is just the sort of product that works well for work and play alike. Whilst there are generations of aging gamers like myself ranging from their mid-40’s even into their late 70’s and beyond, there are also scores of gaming coders/ developers and modders who spend countless hours day in and day out looking at code… Glassbrick will serve them well as a much needed work-around for when adjusting the settings in the UI isn’t an option and enlarging the text font by normal means isn’t enough. It is my intention to post a review of this product in their forums and refer them to this site… This way everyone wins! There are no doubt many products on the web that magnify PC resolutions but in my experience with relation to gaming Glassbrick is the only one I’ve tested and found to work well within the full screen gaming environment.

    • http://www.glassbrick.org Glassbrick

      I’m glad to hear Glassbrick is working for. I myself play games as well as develop them and am also quite vision impaired so I know all to well the challenges of using a computer without a tool such as Glassbrick. I would greatly appropriate your endorsement of Glassbrick to those who could benefit from it’s use.

  • Try0x101

    Donated 5$ (With stupid commission 3.8$)
    Thanks for that software, exactly what i searched.

    And i have some suggestion for improvements:

    I am a 3d artist and use color inversion, desaturation, and contrast for processing reference images to better viewing details for example – the human body. Before that, i used some simple processing methods in photoshop, and of course, manual editing in photoshop give a much precise result, but i think some improvements can bring closer your software result to photoshop result.

    Here is comparsion.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c5673458886d50f82f37b14ed9f1871f7182f099bf47d48c56b14b7c675d6e21.jpg

    So, can you increase the value of contrast parameter, or give manual input parameter, or like in my dream give RGB separate channels control and Levels control like in photoshop.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1fb400f3c3d5802b3312d44b203939132f1c99ee883dd77ec013348ed74911f9.png
    Also, add a contrast parameter to the invert parameter.

    That much more speed up workflow, because i don’t need process every image in photoshop, i just press hotkey for inverting color and i get result.
    Hope you accept my proposition to improvements.

  • Viziuwski M (mva255)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4bedbf357b2887fbd50f4896c967e63b5f30d8fee846e36c455392003de2270f.jpg Im from spain and when i enable keyboard shortscuts i cant write de ñ letter. Is a minor problem but xd You know.
    PD: Nice program

  • Иван Иванов

    Good day! GlassBrick it’s convenient and useful application, but do you experienced enough to make zoom effect like it’s in screen magnifier in Windows 10 (it’s no just zoom, but special antialiasing algorithm that makes picture look much more better)?

  • Andrew Wei

    Dear Glass Brick,

    Can you include a mode that makes it zoom in on the centre of the screen? I use it to play FPS games and I find that it’s EXACTLY what i need. In squad, you cannot give your gun a scope, so i find that zooming in onto the pixels help with long distance shooting a lot, HOWEVER the annoying thing is that it always zooms towards the cursor which is not at the centre of the screen. Is it possible to give the tracking one more option where it simply zooms towards the centre of the screen rather than towards the cursor?

    THANKS!!!!!