How to change font size on mac lion

Thanks again. Hi Paul and thanks for the hints - this is the subject of another thread I think, so hope I don't get hauled over the coals for replying back to you on it on this thread. I have tried everything you suggest and Pages does not show as installed, although some version of it is, and it works ok - I have created and edited and printed with it. In the App Store it shows as requiring updating, followed by App Store error message Others with this problem say they have had to go back to Apple and get a refund on the supposed preinstalled software and then repurchase it.

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    Will try and send you a screen shot when I look up how to do it! Also, it's possible it'll get put in a folder within the Applications folder called 'iWork'. The following should help you a great deal: Mac The following reference book: Thanks again PS I am in the Limousin! SoftTimur SoftTimur 5 15 Thanks for your comment I followed the steps and installed the utility, I did find some more resolutions, but the highest is x HiDPI which makes the font size too big Hmm, not sure what else you could do then.

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    Post as a guest Name. Email Required, but never shown. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Sorry but this headline is more or less bs. Otherwise you could also claim that the magnifier is a tool to increase the system font size. I agree that there should be a way to directly increase system fonts without adjusting resolution, but this is the solution offered by Apple, and in the display prefs if you want to have bigger font sizes visible in Mac OS X.

    NOT the first time Apple has done that. Bold and larger fonts are easier on the eyes, the micro fonts are hard to read on mac. Also the tiny fonts are not black they are about 60 percent gray. Steve Jobs would never have allowed this to happen. I agree, the font readability and visibility is terrible on Mac and Apple does not seem to care. Reading the Mac screen gives me a headache. Using a smaller resolution is the only option for the tiny system fonts, it makes them bigger but makes everything else bigger too.

    You Apple do want me to buy stuff, right? And sure, changing the resolution makes it bigger, but text in every other app looks jagged and terrible. It is OLD technology. Restricting menu font scaling is stupid. Our eyes are getting old squinting at your microscopic fonts. I just bought my 75 year old mother a Macbook pro with a 17 inch screen, the largest available on a Macbook.

    Total BS. All hail Microsoft!

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    Its actually perfect for everything for my struggling eyes. When Windows users mention resolution, they are talking about ppi ratio pixel count per area , while this screen setting refers only to the relative size of all the content. I use my Mac as a Plex media server and player, which means I have my Mac hooked to a TV and therefore I want to keep the resolution at so I can watch hi-def videos.

    This is not rocket science. Do you really want me to go back to Microsoft?? Thanks, never got round to finding how to make the font larger just accepted the original setup….. I agree with Chris. Mac has become tyrannical and deaf to the needs of its users. It leads to the loss of much loved features when it forces newer OIS upgrades.

    The tiny, fixed font size is a good example. I wish I could either have stayed with my old OIS or had a choice of font size and screensaver options. I think Apple wants to force us to move to is smaller devices and anorexic laptops which cannot be opened. I just bought the Macbook Air. Switched from Windows. I have to use reading glasses to read the text, and push my nose almost on the screen to comfortably read the text.

    I realize the whole deal is new to anyone switching, but for crying out loud this is I was just asked by my 72 year old ex to increase only the font size on his iMAC, which I encouraged him to buy for the Retina display. Now, three hours later, I am reading this thread and shocked that Apple has not offered an option to change font size system wide without sacrificing the Retina display benefits. What a thoughtless bunch they must be.

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    Apple, consult those with disabilities to fine tune your system rather than discriminating against them. Maybe if a few million people complain they will do something about it. It is pretty simple. None of the sreen shots in this article match what I see on my mac: I ran an OS update recently. Now I need to where glasses when using this thing.

    Apparently I have a Non-Retina Mac. I switched to Mac about a year ago. Never been happier, except for this issue. I have some major eye problems, and all I need to do is increase the damn font size. Name required. Mail will not be published required. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. Enter your email address below: Posted by: Wharf Xanadu says: