Compilation Instructions

The code can be found here: https://codeberg.org/x11cp/x11cp.git

git clone https://codeberg.org/x11cp/x11cp.git && cd x11cp/src/xzoom

Direct compilation

To compile this application, the following command should be used:

xmkmf -a && make

Toplevel Makefile

There is also a wrapper command in the top-level `Makefile` of the repository where this is can be run as:

make xzoom


xzoom is a magnifier for X11, allowing for portions of windows or the desktop to be magnified.

Version 0.3 only supported 8-bit colour displays, but version 0.4 onward is maintained, and this supports upto 24-bit displays, and it’s this version which most Linux distributions, and *BSD still ship to this day.