Is there some way to change the size of ...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by carrotsandsmart, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. carrotsandsmart macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2008
    Is there some way to change the default setting for the screen resolution? Perhaps that's not what I need... The thing is - I can't read the fonts without my glasses, when I am on this website, for instance, the box that I am typing this message in, there's a whole bunch of white space around the box, and the font size is tiny... yes, I press "control +" to increase the font size, but the box that I type in is still the same size... and it doesn't seem to save this as a preference.

    I am sure there must be a way, but I just don't know what it might be.
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    You can adjust the resolution under the display settings in system preferences. Setting it to 1280X800 would probably work, however everything on your screen will be uglier.
  3. carrotsandsmart thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2008
    Yes, it is uglier - and not as distinct, sort of fuzzy around the edges!
    This may be something I have to put up with - or wear my blinking glasses all the time...

  4. aross99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2006
    East Lansing, MI
    I have somewhat the same issue, but instead of changing the resolution of the screen, I just use the screen-zoom feature, when the text is too small. This zooms the whole screen by as much as you need. You can zoom in and out as much as you need.

    You zoom by holding down the CTRL-key and then doing a two-finger scroll on the track pad.

    You can set the zooming options in the "Universal Access" system preference and clicking on the options button. I find that working in the zoomed image is easier if you change the zoom option to move the screen image only when the pointer reaches an edge.

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