Text Size Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by bad1550, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. bad1550 macrumors regular

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    Just picked up new MBA 13" today.

    So far, impressed since I exchanged my iPad2

    First time using Lion. How do I make the text size a little bigger than the default?

    Bob
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    You have unfortunately stumbled upon one of the few downsides of OS X. Unlike Windows, there is no system-wide option to increase font size for menus and such. You can zoom into pages typically using command + like in Safari, but the menus remain really tiny, at least IMO.
     
  3. bad1550 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried changing resolution to 1280 x 800, helps a little but not as sharp?

    Thx
     
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Yes, you can do that, but a laptop display is designed to be run at one resolution, called the "native" resolution. Any other resolution you attempt to run it at will be a little fuzzy. On the 13" that's 1440x900.
     
  5. gerabbi macrumors regular

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    "Tinker Tool" does allow for some font tweaking. It's not perfect but it may help.
     

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