How to Zoom In and Out while Screen Recording

Use Magnifier on Windows for zooming in and out


Windows magnifier

Magnifier enlarges part of or all of your screen, making words and images easier to see.
By default, it opens in full screen and will follow your mouse pointer, keyboard entry, text cursor, and narrator cursor. To use Magnifier, press the Windows Logo Key + Plus (+).


If you use Bandicam and the Window Magnifier together, you can easily record while zooming in or out of your computer screen in real time.


The keyboard shortcuts for Magnifier in Windows

  • To turn on : Windows logo key + Plus (+)
  • To zoom in or out : Windows logo key + Plus (+), Minus(-)
  • To turn off: Windows logo key + Esc
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After selecting “Around mouse" or " Fullscreen" mode in Bandicam, you can zoom in and out by using the Windows Magnifier together with Bandicam.

  1. Download/install Bandicam and choose the Screen Recording Mode.

  2. Select the "Fullscreen" or "Around Mouse: Fullscreen" recording mode in Bandicam.

    Bandicam, screen recording mode

      Tips) Advantages of each recording mode

    • If you select "Fullscreen - Display 1", you can use the real-time drawing tool.
    • If you select "Around mouse - fullscreen", you can record the full screen while hiding the recording status bar.
    • If you add the Bandicam icon to the taskbar, you can check the recording status while using the full screen recording mode.
  3. Run Windows Magnifier, and then minimize.

    minimize magnifier
    • Run Window Magnifier and minimize, then press the shortcut key to zoom in or out.
    • By using the Windows key and the plus (+) and minus (-) keys, you can enlarge or reduce the computer screen.
  4. Click the Start / Stop recording button.

    Bandicam, record stop button
    • Press the recording start/stop shortcut key (F12) or click the ' REC' button. ( Shortcut can be changed to other shortcut. )
    • When using the Windows Magnifier, the 'Show mouse cursor ' option must be unchecked in Bandicam.


FAQs and Related Essential Tips

1. There are two mouse cursors in a recorded video.

If you use the Windows magnifier and the mouse cursor option is checked in Bandicam, you will see two mouse cursors.
Please uncheck the Mouse Cursor option in the Video tab of Bandicam to record with a single mouse cursor.

Bandicam, uncheck the Mouse Cursor option


2. Use the drawing tool while zooming in/out.

If you select the 'Fullscreen' recording mode, you can zoom and draw using the magnifier and drawing tools. » See more


3. Record the PowerPoint while zooming in/out the screen.

When recording PowerPoint in full screen recording mode , you can zoom in or out. » See more


4. How to enlarge a specific part in Rectangle on a screen mode.

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