is an interesting and accessible software solution created to help you zoom in and out of any application via several different moves, namely keyboard presses, mouse wheel and key combinations or the well-known pinch-to-zoom actions.
Once installed, the program retreats to the notification area of your Windows 8 device, in order to avoid interfering with your regular activities, yet being sufficiently handy to let you work with it whenever you want.
As such, you can easily turn it on or off from the system tray, by selecting the appropriate option, while also being able to access and customize its functioning parameters from the ‘Setting’ section.
TouchZoomDesktop aims to help you magnify any area on your screen with minimal movements, enabling you to view more details in an image for instance, or determine an object’s precise position and dimensions.
The utility lets you customize and decide exactly which actions should zoom in or out of the screen, including ‘Keyboard’, ‘Wheel’ and ‘Pinch’. You can opt between several keys responsible for zoom actions (CTRL+, Shift+, ALT+, Num+ or Num-) or in combination with the mouse scroll wheel (CTRL, Shift or Alt).
Moreover, the ‘Pinch’ feature can be adjusted, so you can opt between ‘Touch to Touch Mode’ and ‘Touch to Mouse Mode’, while also letting you customize the ‘Time To Default Touch’ duration in milliseconds.
TouchZoomDesktop allows you to enable or disable the ‘Anti-Aliasing(Smoothing)’ effect and ‘Reduce Flickr (Refresh Rate)’ by means of a dedicated glider.
To sum it up, TouchZoomDesktop is a handy and effective application for multi-touch devices using Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 as an operating system, helping you activate the desktop zoom capabilities through a variety of actions.