built-in Dictionary popup font size

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by wassal43, May 13, 2012.

  1. wassal43 macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2011

    is there any way to maximize the size of the built-in dictionary popup otherwise hoping developer will notify Apple about it in ML
  2. Mattie Num Nums macrumors 68030

    Mattie Num Nums

    Mar 5, 2009
    Not for the popup. You can go into the Dictionary preference though and change the contextual menu to change from popups to actually opening the word in the dictionary.
  3. dlbs, Apr 17, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2014

    dlbs macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2014
    Yes, there is

    yes, there is a way. I forgot how I accomplished this on my MBP before upgrading to a newer model and found this thread. I'll post the steps when I can.

    You need to edit the CSS file located here:

    `/Library/Dictionaries/Oxford Dictionary of English.dictionary/Contents/DefaultStyle.css`

    Open in a text editor and, depending on your last update/version of os, head down to line 970. Look for this selector:

    `html.apple_client-panel body`

    It should have a default value of 14px (lower value of px means smaller font and vice versa). You will need to restart after you save (browser).

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