iMac Viewing Issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lugesm, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. lugesm macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2007
    I have used only PCs for the last 16 years, having owned a Mac IIcx prior to that. I just bought a 24" iMac, and I must admit the display is beautiful.

    HOWEVER, I have a major problem with the conflict of screen size, resolution, and the size of text on the screen.

    I am running the monitor at native resolution (1920 x 1200), and that makes everything TINY on most pages. The Internet pages can be helped by using (Command - +), but there seems to be no way to fix the problem with pages in applications. Quicken/Mac is particularly annoying in that, unlike the Windows version of Quicken, the fonts can NOT be changed or resized.

    1. Does everyone else run at a reduced resolution, or do they just develop eyestrain?
    2. Is there a simple solution this novice hasn't found yet?
    3. Any suggestions (Please don't tell me to go back to my PC.) :eek:

    Would greatly appreciate any comments.
  2. netnothing macrumors 68040


    Mar 13, 2007
    Go back to your PC!!

    Just kidding! ;) Welcome to the Mac world.....again.

    Do you have an Apple store nearby that you can look at the iMac display model and see if it's the same as your machine? Just curious as to whether it's a problem with your machine or just you getting used to the resolution.

    I have the 23" ACD which is running the same resolution as you.....yes, things are small....but not I don't think they are that bad.

    What browser are you running in?
    Have you changed any of the text settings in Sys Prefs?

  3. innocentsheep macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2007
    ctrl + scroll!

    That's the only thing I can think of.
  4. lugesm thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2007
    I am running Safari, but I understand that some users are running Firefox under the MAC OS.

    Control+Scroll does help. Thanks for the tip.
  5. lugesm thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2007
    I did manage to fix the problem on the Internet pages.

    Under Safari > preferences > advanced

    I found a place to set minimum font sizes. This works perfectly for all the web sites I have checked.

    The problem with small fonts in applications lies with the publisher of a given application. I think I mentioned earlier that Intuit provides for font selection in Quicken/Windows but provides no such option in Quicken/Mac.

    On that subject . . . I think Intuit does not support Mac very well.

Share This Page