Changing font size of text

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Angieray, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Angieray macrumors newbie

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    I have just bought a mac pro laptop
    I find the the font size of the screen hard to read
    how do I change the font size of the letters so I can read the text better
    thanks for any feedback:(
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    In Safari you can use CMD and +/- to increase/decrease the size of the webpage.

    Systemwide is not so easy. You could use CTRL + Scroll Wheel/two-finger scrolling to zoom in and out of the screen.

    Have you by any chance bought the 17-inch MacBook Pro?

    It gives some people headaches as the resolution is so high (that of a 24-inch screen).
     
  3. Xapphire13 macrumors regular

    Xapphire13

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    In Safari you can also change default font size in Preferences --> Appearance...

    Same with Mail
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Or, if you prefer, use the increase/decrease font size icon in the Toolbar. If you don't see that:

    Control-click or Right-click on you Toolbar and select Customize Toolbar
    A "menu" of buttons appears
    Drag the small capital A / large capital A to your Toolbar
     
  5. Ashka macrumors 6502a

    Ashka

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    Just another way:
    Command a selects all then
    Command Shift + increases the font size and
    Command - (Minus) decreases the font size.

    You can also change the screen resolution in System Prefs > Displays but you might not like the result. Other options in System Prefs > Universal access.
    S.
     
  6. Angieray thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #6
    Font size

    Thanks for all your replies will try them
    angieray
     

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