Question: Tinker Tool to change system font

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Rick-ITA, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Rick-ITA macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2013

    I'm debating between buying a Macbook Air or a Retina Macbook Pro.

    I like more MBA but what's stop me in buying it is that I fell Mac system fonts are too small for me at 1440x900 on a 13" display while 1280x800 on the same display are just ok.

    I know I can adjust for dock, icons and icons name and obviously safari and other applications allow me to adjust the zoom.

    But Mac, I found, does not allow to change system DPI as in windows so system fonts cannot be adjusted easily. What I mean is, for example, the title bar, system menu and application menu like:


    I found that an application, Tinker Tool, allows to change this setting.

    So here my question: does it work?
    This is for me really a discriminant in deciding what to buy.

    Moreover reading in tinker tool notes I found that

    Does the other program performs what I need? Any suggestion? I really like the Air form factor but before buying it I must be sure I will be able to work around this problem
  2. Rick-ITA thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2013
    EDIT: this is what I mean. Does it work?


    I answer by myself. It works only in Snow Leopard. This menu is no longer available starting from lion. Damn!
    So back to the original question, Tinker Tool works for what I need?

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