Two massive omissions from OSX Lion..

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by alexjholland, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. alexjholland macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2011
    System Font Adjust
    I know I can change my font in Safari and on desktop icons, but the font size for things like bookmarks and system text really is too small. I have decent eyesight - only using glasses for reading - but regularly have to lean forwards to read system fonts.

    Hardly the slick experience Apple aspires to.

    This isn't cool. It isn't comfortable. It isn't what I bought a 27" iMac for; and it's something Windows deals with nicely - you can switch all system fonts to 125% and even 150%

    Print Select
    The inability, within Safari, to select text for print is unforgivable. Finding potential clients in my sales job necessitates scouring websites and printing details relevant to our products.

    Windows lets me do this. OSX doesn't. Instead, I have to keep pasting text into Pages to print out.

    Again, hardly the elegance or efficiency Apple aspires to.

    In fact, even when I'm using Safari for Windows at work (so it syncs with MobileMe), this function is disabled. Almost as if Apple have gone out of their way to do this!

    These two things irritate me whilst using OSX on an almost daily basis and are both happily taken care of in Windows 7.

    So. Think Apple will do anything about them soon?
  2. igucl macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2003
    I wouldn't hold my breath.

    When it comes to a conflict between aesthetics and practicality, Apple always leans toward aesthetics.

    However, there is a zoom feature under the "Universal Access" panel of system preferences. Have a look; it may fit your needs.
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    You don't need to go to Universal Access, necessarily. Lion should by default have the zoom feature enabled.

    Hold down the control key while scrolling up/down.
  4. rodman109110 macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2007
    The system font issue should be fixed when apple implements Resolution Independence. I'm not 100% on how it works but it seems that it will do what you want.
  5. alexjholland thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2011
    Having to zoom in and out constantly is NOT cool! Apple must catch-up with Windows on this one.. When does this 'resolution independence' come?
  6. igucl macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2003
    They've been talking about resolution independence for years. Don't count on it anytime soon.
  7. alexjholland thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2011
    I'd like to sit down with Steve Jobs and have a little chat about some of these awkward, niggly little things they do..
  8. BaldiMac macrumors 604


    Jan 24, 2008
    Firefox will let you print selected text on a Mac.
  9. interrobang macrumors 6502

    May 25, 2011
    the rumor is that Apple will eventually ship a "retina display" on Macs that is exactly twice the resolution of the screen DPI. So until that happens, we will not be getting resolution independence.

    The RE scaling that has been available since 10.4 to developers looks pretty crappy with most applications. The assumption is that Steve Jobs is not happy with the way scaled RE looks with graphics and icons in existing apps, so he's waiting until exact 2X pixel doubling is practical on the display.

    Meanwhile, Windows does a pretty good job right now.
  10. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    If you haven't gone here:

    Then Apple will never know about it. Also Lion may not be on the drop down list, no matter just type Lion in your subject.

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