Text Size/Accessibility Help

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by ConnYoungy, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. ConnYoungy macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2010
    #1
    My dad just asked me how to make all the text appear bigger his iMac and without thinking I sent him to the Accessibility options in Sys Pref but there was nothing to be found. To me it seemed common sense since the iPhone has a system-wide text size option but I can't find a similar thing for Yosemite.

    Any advice? I know I can make things like finder text bigger but that doesn't help when say, composing an email, or browsing the web (let's mark manually zooming in and out as a poor solution also).
     
  2. 5aga macrumors 6502

    5aga

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Location:
    Gig City
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    #3
    It would help if you told us -which Mac- your dad has?
     
  4. Partron22 macrumors 68000

    Partron22

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2011
    Location:
    Yes
    #4
    You can use the Accessibility->Zoom feature to make things appear larger.
    Default settings can quickly make you dizzy though, as the display moves around, following the mouse.
    Clicking the Options button brings up a dialog that lets you set min and max zoom, and also set it so the screen image moves only when the mouse pointer reaches an edge. That's a far less vertiginous option.
     
  5. ConnYoungy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2010
    #5
    27inch iMac and a resolution change isn't a suitable solution I feel.

    The zoom feature is useful but again not ideal - I don't understand why there isn't a text size option like on iDevices, the mind baffles.

    Thanks for the suggestions so far!
     
  6. Rendergroup macrumors member

    Rendergroup

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Location:
    Perú (South America)
    #6
    I think the Yosemite font size is small.

    It should be an option to increase the size, not everybody are 20/20 :D
     
  7. 5aga macrumors 6502

    5aga

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Location:
    Gig City

Share This Page