increase Mail.app viewing font size

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  1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

    hehe299792458

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    #1
    I wanted to increase the viewing font size without changing the actual size of the text that is sent out. Is that possible?

    If I go into Settings -?=> Font Size -> message font, and increase that size, then my outgoing messages are are going to my affected. But I just want the font to my larger on my display without it being formatted into the message
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 603

    fisherking

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    you could use command +

    this is temporary, but you can increase (or decrease, with command - ) what you're viewing in an app... like Mail.


    EDIT: ah, sorry. this only works for viewing email that's come IN to Mail...
     
  3. Mufasa804 macrumors regular

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    I am also looking for a way to increase viewing font size.
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 603

    fisherking

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    outside of changing the screen resolution itself, the only other thing i could figure out was, to increase the font size in mail, then, after writing an email, size it down (ie to 12pt or something). not very useful...


    EDIT: zoom. i turned on the keyboard control of zoom (in system preferences>accessibility>zoom.
    when i hit command-option-8, everything is enlarged. hitting that key combo again, restores to normal...
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    There used to be a Terminal command that would allow a per-app system resolution setting.

    A lot of vision-impaired folks use webmail for the OP's wishes.
     
  6. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    I you select Classic view in Mail > Preferences > Viewing you can select font for List.
     

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