OS X User Interface Scaling

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

  1. csfalcon macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2011
    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

    Jun 19, 2012
    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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