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Linux: how to "zoom" into a screen area à la Mac OS X?

Linux: how to "zoom" into a screen area à la Mac OS X?

It seems to me on Mac OS X it is possible to "zoom" (like a photocamera does) into a region of the screen.

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"I've just discovered the open-source tool Virtual Magnifying Glass 3.3.2, which work really well for me. Once run (/usr/bin/vmg) you will see its icon in the notification are of your Gnome panel and can use it to set the zoom and other nice features.

This tool is multiplatform, for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X.

The only thing I don't like is that the installation package for Debian/Ubuntu is done incorrectly and places some unnecessary files under / (can be deleted safely). It would be also nice if it installed itself into the menu but you can done that easily yourself (System - Preferences - Main Menu - Add item...)."