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Discussion in 'iMac' started by iMacUnsure, Aug 31, 2013.
How do I increase the font size on the screen? My eyes are not what they use to be.
In system Preferences you can go into the Accessibility and make adjustments like cursor size and contrast under the Display setting. Then you can set up zoom options as well. I can zoom my screen in an area by pointing the cursor there and holding a button on the keyboard while moving the wheel button on the mouse.
In System Preferences under General, you can increase the sidebar icon size for Finder.
Otherwise, I think you'd also need to look in the app preferences to see what each one offers for increasing font size and other things.
Or just double tap your magic mouse!
Thanks guys. Went into Safari under preferences and changed it. I did not know about the mouse tap thats pretty neat.
Changing your screen resolution will make everything bigger. I just did this when using my TV as a monitor.
My eyes are getting up there in years.
You can also hold Command+scroll on Magic Mouse. That will change fonts size up or down.
51 year old eyes here also...I use firefox for my browser and under tools/option/content/advanced I change min font size to 15...then to get bookmarks ect bigger I use the plugin called "theme font size changer"
What are you guys using on Chrome, anybody? I'm using Zoomall but it mucks up certain webpages for me a lot of the time
Thanks to everyone who posted them.
I drool as well
Bought a new 27 in IMAC because win 8 was driving me mad, I'm a bit long in the tooth 88 in november -- having trouble trying to see the top task bar and dont know how to increase the Font - win vista was a dream APPs give me the PIP, did apple copy win or did win copy apple chinese engineers maybe Think I paid enough for this wormmie apple withouthaving to buy apps -- I'm not apps to !
Zooming in a browser and on the desktop gets to be second nature as the eyes fade
Tell me about it....some web pages have stories that are in such small fonts that I wonder who composes them. I use zoom in and out a lot these days, and the biggest reason I bought an iPad was to be able to read books more easily - paperbacks have become impossible with their newspaper size print, and hardbacks too bulky.
[[ Tell me about it....some web pages have stories that are in such small fonts that I wonder who composes them...]]
The answer is easy: young people.
This is why, in other threads, I recommend the 27" "mid-resolution" monitors (1920 x 1080) for older folks whose vision isn't what it used to be.
What these are, are the same resolution as 24" displays normally had as their "native resolution", but "blown up" a bit to expand to a 27" form factor.
The result is a display with larger pixels (.031mm, I believe).
To young people a display with this native resolution looks "grainy".
To us older folks, it looks GREAT.
To anyone younger reading this, just wait thirty more years -- by then you should begin to understand.
Wow, thank you so much!