Bubble color in Messages in Yosemite

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  1. Menopause macrumors 6502a

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    Hey everyone, quick question to those that are running Yosemite: Is it still possible to change the font and bubble color of incoming and outgoing messages in the Messages app, as it was so far (screenshot below)?

    If yes, then can you also change the color of SMS texts?

    Thanks

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  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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  3. Menopause thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Probably because they need to distinguish between Blue and Green bubbles better.
     
  5. jollino macrumors 6502

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    Out of curiosity: am I the only one who gets different kerning for the font between the input box and the conversation view?
    I had changed the font size in Messages in Mavericks, so I wonder if it kept the setting. I already deleted all the preference files I could find related to Messages, but nothing changed at all (how does one reset it?)
    It's a small thing, but it's somewhat annoying.
     

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  6. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    One is white on a blue background and one is black on a white background. On my retina MBP I notice the black is a bit clearer and the white is slightly less but that might actually be a thing.
     
  7. stfwayne macrumors regular

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    it is infuriating that they have remove the ability to increase font size

    i barely can read my messages esp in the text box the font is so farxin small

    i even called and spoke with a senior advisor and they said they had gotten quite a few calls but arent planning on changing anything
     
  8. carrrrrlos macrumors 6502a

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    Send a picture in Messages?

    I may be overlooking something here.
    Is there any way to use the camera built into my MacBook Pro to send a picture while using the Messages app? The Messages app in iOS 8 has a camera icon on the left of the window where you enter text.
     
  9. jollino macrumors 6502

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    I think it is different, I was talking about this with a friend and he overlapped the screenshots to make sure, and they do not overlap as they should. The font is the same, but the text both has a wider kerning. Another friend confirmed it's the same for him on non-retina, however, so it's not some old preference file that got carried over and is not unchangeable. Bugs of youth, after all it's a .0 release :)
     
  10. KALLT macrumors 601

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    :confused:
     

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  11. n-evo macrumors 65816

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    That was my immediate thought as well. There has to be a consistent way to distinguish between free iMessage messages and potentially paid SMS messages on both OS X and iOS.

    The ability is still there...
     
  12. GlenK macrumors 6502a

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    ^Yes, you can use any font you want in Message Preferences>General>Text Size.
     
  13. stfwayne macrumors regular

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    No the ability is not still there. If i wanted to make my font size 72 i could but now i am stuck with the stupid slider someone posted above

    I have the slider set furthest to the right aka the largest size text available

    Take a look at the attached photo it is irritating as hell on a 13" god only knows how bad it must be for those with a 15" screen
     

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  14. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    You can press CMD and + (or -) to make the text sizes larger/smaller.
     
  15. thewap macrumors 6502a

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  16. KALLT macrumors 601

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    That doesn’t look right. When I set it to the largest size, the text is ridiculously large.
     

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