Make the close and minimise buttons in safari bigger

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farqueue

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Make the close and minimise buttons in safari bigger How???

making the transition from windows i need it bigger... i am a 70 yr old person and its really difficult for me
 

Super Macho Man

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Do you mean the red and yellow buttons in the top left of the window? I'm not sure if it's possible to change the size of those, but a few things you could consider:

1) Lower the resolution of your display (making everything appear larger)

2) Use the Zooming feature in the Universal Access section of System Preferences, which will make everything on screen bigger (but you'll have to pan around to see the edges)

3) Use keyboard shortcuts to close/minimize windows instead of the mouse:

Apple key+m to minimize
Apple key+w to close

Maybe there is a way to enlarge those buttons that I don't know about, though.
 

j26

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If you double click the bar that the buttons are on, it will minimise the window.

I usually use CMD Q to close an app (I know it quits rather than closes the window but I prefer to have apps closed unless they are being used) unless I have several docs open in the same app.
 

FFTT

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I just double click the toolbar of that window.

You double click the open window toolbar to minimize and double click it again from your dock to re-open it.

If you want to have larger or smaller fonts use Apple + or Apple -

If you just want to impress the grand kids, hold down the shift key and double
click the window toolbar. :)
 

GodBless

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farqueue said:
Make the close and minimise buttons in safari bigger How???

making the transition from windows i need it bigger... i am a 70 yr old person and its really difficult for me
I am assuming that you already know about voice over. If not I can teach you how to do it.

If you don't already know you can exit out of windows by pressing the keyboard shortcut command+w and minimize them with command+m. The command button is the key with the hollow Apple logo on it. If keyboard shortcuts are too hard for you to understand I think you should at least try to do zooming (although it does involve keyboard shortcuts too).

In order to zoom go to the "System Preferences..." option after clicking once on the Apple in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Next select the Universal Access icon. Next select the "On" option for zooming. Now to zoom in hold down the option and the command key at the same time and press the "=" key until you are zoomed into a comfortable level. To zoom out hold down the option and command keys at the same time and press the "-" key until you are zoomed out to a comfortable level.

Another thing you can do is select the "System Preferences..." option in the Apple menu again and this time click on the "Show All" button and then click on the "Displays" option. Now where it says "Resolutions" select a comfortable size (preferably a smaller screen size for eyes that have a hard time seeing). The smaller the screen size the larger everything on the screen appears. The only problem with a small screen size is that you can't fit as much on the screen as you can with a large screen size.

If you have any more questions please feel free to ask.
 

ethical

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After looking at your profile picture, you are the coolest 70 year old I've met :D
Haha +1 on that!

Just learn the keyboard shortcuts, or as others have said double click the toolbar to minimize.
 

andalusia

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Reading through some old posts from the OP, I don't believe that farqueue is 70. I think it could be more likely that the account owner is letting his father/grandfather use his account.

But i'll +1 on the lowering screen resolution.
 
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