Question for Old Eyes

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  1. iMacUnsure macrumors member

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    How do I increase the font size on the screen? My eyes are not what they use to be.
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    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.
     
  3. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Or just double tap your magic mouse!
     
  4. iMacUnsure thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys. Went into Safari under preferences and changed it. I did not know about the mouse tap thats pretty neat.
     
  5. ickystay macrumors regular

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    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. ;)
     
  6. firedept macrumors 603

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    You can also hold Command+scroll on Magic Mouse. That will change fonts size up or down.
     
  7. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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  8. bobright macrumors 601

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    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
     
  9. kazmac macrumors 601

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    Great tips

    Thanks to everyone who posted them.
     
  10. Drooler macrumors newbie

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    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:D Think I paid enough for this wormmie apple withouthaving to buy apps -- I'm not apps to !
     
  11. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Zooming in a browser and on the desktop gets to be second nature as the eyes fade ;)
     
  12. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    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.
     
  13. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    [[ 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.
     
  14. dylin macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, thank you so much!
     

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