#StackBounty: #linux #compiz #compton #accessibility #bspwm How to zoom/magnify on linux without compiz (bspwm)

Bounty: 50

I’d like to have the functionality described in this video. Basically, use super+scrollup/down or pinch on my touchpad to zoom in a certain area of the screen, kind of like the magnify function on macOS.

Sadly I need compiz to get the described effect. How can I zoom in without using compiz?

I’m using Arch Linux with bspwm + compton.

What I’ve tried:

  • xzoom, which can zoom but spawns a new window instead of zooming in on the spot. Not what I want.
  • KDE’s kmag, pretty much the same as xzoom but with a nice GUI.
  • Magnifier, where you can mouse over an area to zoom that area of the screen, which is not really what I want. I want to actually zoom in the whole screen like in the video above.

Get this bounty!!!

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