make mail folder font larger

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  1. wase4711 macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know how to change the font size in mail; that is my folder list on the left side of the window(inbox, sent, etc)

    I can see how to change other fonts, but not that one..

    thanks!
     
  2. materasso macrumors newbie

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    It's not working. In mail prefernces you should be able to change the font of the message list but when you change it it doesn't work...
     
  3. wase4711 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah, I noticed that wasn't working either..

    I was just trying to change the size of the inbox/sent/trash/junk and those folders, but there is nothing that allows that either..

    Oh well, on the bug list to apple, I guess!
     
  4. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    I tried as well to change the font in the new message list.......I notice in the help Apple says:

    Message list font
    Select the font and font size to use for viewing the list of messages (in classic layout only).

    Looks like we are stuck for now with some font sizes.

    -Kevin
     
  5. wase4711 thread starter macrumors regular

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    have you been able to find a way to change the fonts on the folders on the left side of the window, i.e. inbox, sent, On My Mac, etc?

    thanks!
     
  6. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Nope...haven't seen anything to change that.

    I was looking for something like that in the Finder sidebar as well.....those fonts seem HUGE to me.

    -Kevin
     
  7. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Found it.

    Ok found it......this setting controls the sidebar in Finder as well as Mail.

    System Prefs -> General -> Sidebar Icon Size

    You can choose Small, Medium (the default) and Large.

    Not sure it's exactly what you want....but I'm happy now that I can reduce the size of those sidebar items!

    -Kevin
     
  8. wase4711 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That helped a little; made the icons larger, and the text slightly larger too..
    now, if you could actually specify the font you want to use, I would be a happy camper!
    Thanks for finding this..
     
  9. Calixa macrumors newbie

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    OSX Yosemite MAIL Folder list size

    Same issue of old versions. Tough to figure how to change folder list size.

    Solution is: System Prefs -> General -> Sidebar Icon Size

    You can choose Small, Medium (the default) and Large.

    That's all.
     

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