OS X User Interface Scaling

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by csfalcon, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. csfalcon macrumors newbie

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    Jul 7, 2011
    #1
    Hi all,

    I've searched quite a bit and have not been able to find an exact solution to the issue that many seem to have with their higher-resolution displays - that the whole user interface is just too darn small.

    After just buying a 17" MBP, I love it aside from the fact that it feels like it is already contributing to early macular degeneration in my young eyes.

    I have been "command + plus"ing every website I visit in Safari, and while this does the trick for web pages, the rest of the system is obviously still tiny. Mail is downright unusable, overall.

    One trick I found on the web is from a few years ago and not especially for Lion, and I have yet to try it as I am at away from the Mac right now. It involves typing "defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleDisplayScaleFactor 1" in the terminal, replacing "1" with the value of the desired UI scale. So I may try 1.25 or 1.4, if this trick indeed applies to Lion...

    Any other suggestions? Aside from visiting Cupertino and complaining?
     
  2. trevorkt macrumors newbie

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    Jun 19, 2012
    #2
    AppleDisplayScaleFactor removed from Lion

    I can attest that the AppleDisplayScaleFactor command was removed from Lion, and I've been trying to find a solution since then to no avail. :( But if does find a solution, please let us know.
     

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