Font size on 17 mbp is too damn small

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by madsylar, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. madsylar macrumors member

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    I'm trying to increase the font size of my mac, but I can't find it anywhere. I should be really simple to do so I'm probably missing something.

    On windows you just right click the desktop > appearance and bang.

    How can I do it on the mac? Oh and I don't want to increase the font of safari or finder, i already know how to do that, what I'm looking for is a way to make all fonts bigger (including menus)... just like you do on windows, make all fonts 1.2 times bigger.

    Thanks. Ah, and lowering the resolution is not an option because everything gets blurry.

    Thanks!
     
  2. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    For the desktop you can do this.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/mac/seeing/text/os/text_osx.shtml

    For every other program you'll have to set it in the preferences or use the universal access to enable magnification, but I don't think that's what you really want.

    Another option is to just lower your resolution in system prefs>display.
     

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  3. madsylar thread starter macrumors member

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    yes

    Yes i can change this but I can't change the other fonts. Menus, text inside menus.. like when you click the Apple > system preferences > i want to change the fonts on those kind of menus.

    That's for every program... has to be a system wide font increase.

    Thank you!
     
  4. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    You can use TinkerTook.

    Do you have a high res ? I had to finally return it because the fonts were too small.
     

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  5. entatlrg macrumors 68040

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    There is no way to change 'all fonts sizes', UI, menu's etc as you can in Win7.
     
  6. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    I understand you want the system wide change, which is why I gave you all those different options to change it bit by bit. Not optimal I know, and not really a good plan, but there is just no simple, one change does it all, unless you change the screen resolution, as I said in the last choice.
    Best of luck though, I hope you find something that works for you.
     
  7. madsylar thread starter macrumors member

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    ?

    Is that true? Lol can't be real.

    I'm 29 and I can barely see it, imagine how many people won't see a thing on this.

    There has to be a way, and it should be very obvious. I can't imagine a 50yr trying to hack a mac to make fonts bigger.
     
  8. madsylar thread starter macrumors member

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    Oooo good one, will give it a try, thank you!
     

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