Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 2:33 PM (in response to G3gator)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 5:08 PM (in response to Dismantled)
Thanks for the suggestions. Maybe I am doing something wrong but these did not help.
FWIW, I discovered that in Safari that "Command+" works to enlargen the text. But this does not help in the apps.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 5:17 PM (in response to G3gator)
Unfortunately Apple has not (yet) implemented a resolution independent GUI. This means that the only way to change the size of text overall is to change the resolution of the display - System Preferences > Displays. The problem with this is that LCDs have one resolution that's native. Changing the resolution of your display will make the font larger but it will tend to redult in a fuzzy display. However it is worth playing with since iMacs generally do have more than one resolution that works without fuzziness. Whether any of them will meet your needs is another story.
But as you found with Safari, it is possible to change the resolution of individual applications. While we cannot change the native resolution of the menubar and some aspects of an application, we can change some of them. For example, I have Word & Excel configured to automatically display file contents at 150%. Not all programs offer this capability but many do.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 5:45 PM (in response to dwb)
dwd, Thanks, I appreciate the help.
I tried changing the "scaled" in Settings > Display. I could change the size of the text to make it more readable, but then the page didn't fit the screen. Is there a way to do this with the page fitting the screen?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2013 2:49 AM (in response to G3gator)
Scaled in settings display is exactly where you want to be. I'm not quite sure what you mean about the page didn't fit the screen. If you mean for example you couldn't see the entire word processing page, yes that is going to happen. When you change the scale the text gets larger but the screen get smaller, when you increase the scale the screen gets larger but the text get smaller - those are the trade-offs.
I don't know what program you were talking about in particular. If you mean the program's window doesn't fit on the screen you can click on the green button in the top right-hand corner of the window to resize it.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2013 3:30 AM (in response to dwb)
Many thanks. That does seem to work. It took quite a bit of manual manipulation and opening and closing to resize the pages to fit the screen but all seems well at this point.