Changing font size in safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by davidjacobs21, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2010
    I convinced my mom to get a macbook air this weekend, but she is having hard time reading the text in safari. She is used to a bigger computer that has larger text. is there anyway to increase the font in safari
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    CMD++ enlarges the entire page and Safari > Preferences > Advanced has an option to set the minimum font size.

  3. macrumors 65816

    Aug 31, 2013
    Under safari -> preferences -> advanced I usually set the font size to minimum 14. Much more comfortable to read.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2010
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2012
    Teach her about the double tap to zoom features if you haven't already. I myself love that gesture in particular.
  6. macrumors newbie


    Sep 7, 2013
    Set default zoom in Safari

    You can set a default zoom level for Safari. In this way you don't have to hit Cmd+ (or Cmd-) every time you start Safari

    1) Open Textedit app, go to menu Format and select Make Plain Text

    2) Copy and paste in the following:

    body {
    zoom: 130%;

    You may change 130 to whatever number suits you

    3) Save the file with .css extension (for example Safarizoom.css) in Library > Safari folder

    4) In Safari, go to Preferences > Advanced. Under style sheet, select Other... and point to the file you created

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