Text font size in Yosemite

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  1. N2bnfunn macrumors member

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    I have a 27 Retina I love everyone about it except for Yosemite text font size, you can not hardly see the words at the top of the page running in 4k resolution.

    Does anyone know a work around beside down size the resolution ?
     
  2. hoejo macrumors newbie

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  3. GatorGhost macrumors regular

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    I for one wish they would raise the system fonts a point or two...I do not see how it could hurt. I went and bought a pair of cheap reader glasses at the power of just +1.00 and can see all perfectly while sitting at comfortable and normal distance from the Mac. Not the technical answer you want, but for the $5 I spent at Walmart, I am real good to go and actually see better at lower resolutions where my prescription progressive lens are not quite as good.:)
     
  4. GatorGhost macrumors regular

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    Have you used this program and if so how is it. Just inquiring, because I hesitate in using third party software...it always seems I get malware of some sort. In as much, I am looking to give it a whirl and see. For now playing it safe.
    Thanks
     
  5. hoejo macrumors newbie

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    I understand you concerns - I am pretty careful too in using some 3rd party software, particularly when this are some "performance boosting" tools.
    I am using some settings Tinkertool provides in a more handy way than osx (defaults write ...).
    I've no problems with it, although I don't use the font options.
     
  6. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    Tinkertool has been around for years. Never had any issues with it.
     
  7. N2bnfunn thread starter macrumors member

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    I try using Tinkertool and I couldn't get it to work >>???
     
  8. GatorGhost macrumors regular

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    Same here...I made adjustments and wha-la no difference. I also, downloaded the version that was supposedly for Yosemite.
     
  9. N2bnfunn thread starter macrumors member

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    Yup I just don't understand apple for not fixing this problem.
     
  10. 2014cbchoices macrumors newbie

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    small Yosemite text fonts

    hi folks-i ran into this problem too!!!
    I tried TinkerTool to tweak my app fonts;
    the i went into System Preferences-Displays and discovered that my Yosemite had moved to a screen resolution of 1280 x 1024 from my
    Snow Leopard Dual boot settings of 1024 x 820.!!!! so this resulted in
    me squinting to see my way around Yosemite. Once i changed my Yosemite resolution back to 1024 x 820, wow what a difference.!!

    good luck
     
  11. N2bnfunn thread starter macrumors member

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    We know you can change the resolution but that is defeating the purpose of having a 5K .. I paid for 5 k and I want to see it in 5k.
     
  12. 2014cbchoices macrumors newbie

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    small text in Yosemite

    its a trade off between resolution and readability;

    what ever works for you

    take care
     
  13. ixxx69 macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried any of the other HiDPI scaling options?
     

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