How do i increase font size for the entire system?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by slipper, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. slipper macrumors 68000


    Nov 19, 2003
    I finally hooked up my Mac Mini as a HTPC. One problem im getting is the font size is a little too small viewing from the couch. How can i increase the systems default font size? I already increased the desktops size to 16 and that seems to be perfect but i cant seem to adjust anything else such as the Finder, Menu, Sys Prefs, etc.
  2. slipper thread starter macrumors 68000


    Nov 19, 2003
  3. akin67 macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    Can't increase fonts on a global basis on Mac Mini connected to TV

    I just purchased a MacMini (with OSX Lion) to use as HTPC. Unfortunately when sitting on a couch 10 ft away all the fonts are too small to read. Yes I realize that I can zoom in web pages etc. However, even then all the browser system fonts are still tiny making it difficult to browse.

    I realize I can drastically reduce the screen resolution, but then I woulld not be able to view HD video. I am surprised that Apple does not provide a way to increase system font sizes. Has anyone figured out a work around to this?
  4. digger1985 macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2011
    Install Windows which has been providing such an option since XP. Don't believe the Mac hype.
  5. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    HTPC = home theatre PC

    not really meant to be used in the same way as a desktop (or laptop) computer.

    most programs used on them have a "10 foot" interface. like plex, xbmc, hulu desktop, front row.

    you can zoom in on the whole screen using cmd-option-equals (cmd-option-minus to zoom out) or control-scroll (using mouse wheel or touch pad). you will zoom in on the screen, and the zoomed window will follow the cursor.

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