Text font size in Yosemite

N2bnfunn

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Jul 24, 2011
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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 ?
 

GatorGhost

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Jun 30, 2014
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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 ?
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.:)
 

hoejo

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Feb 15, 2015
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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.
 

phpmaven

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Jun 12, 2009
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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
Tinkertool has been around for years. Never had any issues with it.
 

2014cbchoices

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Oct 7, 2014
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Port Hood, Cape Breton
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
 

N2bnfunn

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Jul 24, 2011
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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

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.