Mac Mail app - can you view bigger?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by NikkiJayne, Nov 27, 2012.

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    NikkiJayne

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    I'm using a retina MacBook and I find the text of emails sent to me extremely hard to read. I know I can change this by changing the resolution of the entire laptop but to be honest that's a faff when I leave it running in the background and switch to it all the time.

    Is there a way to make emails appear larger; can you zoom in like Safari? (The gesture doesn't work so I'm guessing not)
     
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    kirky29

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    Mail Preferences > Fonts & Colors and change.

    Try that, is that what you mean? :)
     
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    colshine

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    Increasing the font size as directed above will make e-mail more readable.
     
  4. Shrink, Nov 27, 2012
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    Shrink

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    For some reason, pinch-to-zoom was eliminated from Mac Mail a couple of OS generations ago. I have no idea why, and it stinks.

    But you can zoom, if that is what you are trying to do...hold down Command key and use "+" in upper right to zoom in, and Command "-" to zoom out.
     
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