Fine Tuning Font Size

cosmo3

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(I question really could be asked in any OS X so I didn't know where to put this, but since Im using 10.9, here it is.)

Im currently testing out a mid 2013 MBA and leaning towards returning it and getting a 2014 rMBP mainly due to the quality of display and sharpness when increasing the font system wide.

But when Im using safari the only way to increase the font is with the Control +/-. While that helps a bit, I'd like to be able to fine tune it a bit more. I know that when it comes to brightness I can press option-shift along with increase/decrease brightness and it changes each block to quarters of a block.

Is there a way to do that with font sizing? I wish apple would just bring back the appearance option within safari pref like 10.6.

thanks in advance
 

cosmo3

macrumors member
Original poster
May 28, 2015
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(I question really could be asked in any OS X so I didn't know where to put this, but since Im using 10.9, here it is.)

Im currently testing out a mid 2013 MBA and leaning towards returning it and getting a 2014 rMBP mainly due to the quality of display and sharpness when increasing the font system wide.

But when Im using safari the only way to increase the font is with the Control +/-. While that helps a bit, I'd like to be able to fine tune it a bit more. I know that when it comes to brightness I can press option-shift along with increase/decrease brightness and it changes each block to quarters of a block.

Is there a way to do that with font sizing? I wish apple would just bring back the appearance option within safari pref like 10.6.

thanks in advance
Nothing? is there no way to fine tune the sizing of the font? apologies if this is considered a bump but I'd figure there was some way to do so.
 
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CreatorCode

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Apr 15, 2015
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You'd have to create a CSS stylesheet that sets font and size attributes the way you want. (You can find lots of CSS tutorials on the web)

You might start with something like
body {
font-size: 14px;
}
You can add other rules as you see fit.

Put that in a text file, save it somewhere as stylesheet.css, and then select that as your stylesheet in Safari Preferences.
 
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cosmo3

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Original poster
May 28, 2015
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You'd have to create a CSS stylesheet that sets font and size attributes the way you want. (You can find lots of CSS tutorials on the web)

You might start with something like
body {
font-size: 14px;
}

You can add other rules as you see fit.

Put that in a text file, save it somewhere as stylesheet.css, and then select that as your stylesheet in Safari Preferences.
Ok. that sounds much simpler. any idea if by doing that does it keep the other aspects of the webpage the same, boarders, boxes, etc. or would this solution just set the fonts at a higher point default and everything else would be off scale.
 
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CreatorCode

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Apr 15, 2015
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That particular bit just changes the text size. You could add different CSS rules to re-size things other than the body text, or even scale entire page body, if you wanted to.

for example


body {
zoom: 1.25;
}


Will zoom the whole page to 125%, including images.
 
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