Changing default font size in MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by theman, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. theman macrumors 6502a

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    I just got an MBP (first mac ever) and all the fonts everywhere are super super small. In windows you could change the default font size, but I can't find anything like that in Mac OS X. I figured out how to change text size within Safari, with Command+ but that's only in Safari, and it resets to its small size after I close it. Where is this setting? Can't seem to find it.

    thankssss
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Try Tinkertool.

    And a small warning: please note that bumping is against the rules, and may cause threads to be closed and worse...
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    You can also try lowering the screen resolution in System Preferences if you're having that much trouble.
     
  4. theman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Err.. no, i don't want to reduce the resolution of the screen. I just want fonts in menus and in programs to be bigger. The program mentioned above only allows you to change the default font size in safari (i think, maybe i am wrong there.)

    I just assumed that a basic function of an OS would be to change the default size of fonts displayed in all programs (including menus, and everything else). I found this thread and it appears that OS X does not have this function?? I can probably live with the small fonts, but it is just a bit of a hindrance, and it puzzles me that there is no way of changing it.

    Also, by the small amount of attention my question is getting, I assume that small font sizes are just a normal part of life for people using OS X?
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    As Mitthrawnuruodo suggested, try TinkerTool. It's a fantastic tool for a variety of system tweaks, and it does exactly what you're looking for.

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  6. gtimark macrumors member

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    Actually, this has always been a roadblock to my purchase of a Mac. Have you been able to try the Tinkertool someone mentioned earlier on? I really want to buy a Mac, but not at the cost of being able to change the default font settings ... like we can do with XP.
     
  7. george simnett macrumors newbie

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    Fonts

    I have exactly the same problem. The software manual is written for super
    experts, not normal intelligent people. Any answer you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    George Simnett
     

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