MBP13 + external monitor = font size

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  1. iTwitch macrumors 6502a

    iTwitch

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    I'm looking to purchase an external monitor (24" @ 1920x1080) for my MacBook Pro (13.3" @ 1280x800) but want the fonts to be larger on the external monitor (eyes aren't what they used to be). The MBP13 has about 113 pixels/inch whereas the monitor has about 92 pixels/inch so I believe the fonts will indeed be larger. Can anyone with a similar setup confirm this or offer any other useful info.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    I have a 24" monitor and a 15" (1440x900) MacBook Pro and the text does look a bit bigger to me. Although if you want, there are a few things that you could do to help you out a bit. You could go into Safari preferences and then under Advanced check the box "Never use font sizes smaller than" and then select the font size that is most comfortable to your eyes.
     
  3. iTwitch thread starter macrumors 6502a

    iTwitch

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    What's the resolution of your 24"? Apps aren't my problem as most allow font size settings, it's the various fixed fonts. Dialogs and menubar etc.
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    My 24" is 1920x1200, it's a 16:10 aspect ratio.
     

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