Question for Old Eyes

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iMacUnsure, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. iMacUnsure macrumors member


    Aug 24, 2013
    Southern US
    How do I increase the font size on the screen? My eyes are not what they use to be.
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    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 Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Or just double tap your magic mouse!
  4. iMacUnsure thread starter macrumors member


    Aug 24, 2013
    Southern US
    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

    Sep 3, 2006
    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


    Jul 8, 2011
    You can also hold Command+scroll on Magic Mouse. That will change fonts size up or down.
  7. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
  8. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    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 603


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    Great tips

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

    Sep 8, 2013
    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

    Feb 17, 2013
    Zooming in a browser and on the desktop gets to be second nature as the eyes fade ;)
  12. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    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 G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    [[ 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


    Jun 10, 2010
    Wow, thank you so much!

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