4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 30, 2007 4:08 PM by 4PRL
ticlaud Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have tried many ways to enlarge the text of my macbook to no avail. Even the phone support couldn't help as their suggestion to hold down the control and option key while pressing the + and - keys didn't work either. I want all the text to be larger when i turn on my computer in all applications and software. Is there any way to do this.

macbook 13.3 notebook   Mac OS X (10.4.9)  
  • roam Level 6 Level 6 (13,560 points)
    Hi ticlaud

    As you haven't said what you have tried, may I suggest these two.

    The easiest way, ticlaud to apply it across the board is to change your screen resolution to a lower screen resolution in System Preferences > Display. This will make everything larger including Fonts.

    Another approach can be found here:

    regards roam
  • Ronda Wilson Level 8 Level 8 (41,075 points)
    In order to use the Zoom feature, you need to press Command (Apple Key) + Option + "+" to Zoom the display. The Control key is not involved.

    If that doesn't work for you, it means that the Zoom feature has been turned off in System Preferences. To turn it on, first press Command + Option + 8. Then you will be able to use the Zoom feature as instructed above.

    However, you may prefer to use roam's suggestion about lowering the display resolution instead of using the Zoom feature.
  • S.U. Level 6 Level 6 (8,360 points)
    One thing you could also do is to just change it in the individual applications. For example, you could go to Safari>Preferences>Advanced and check the universal access box and choose a font size such as "Never use font sizes smaller than 18". This is not across the board, but I found it easy enough to reset in all the applications that I use a lot.

    Good luck!
  • 4PRL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you. Your suggestion solved my problem. I can now read my text with out squinting.