4 Replies Latest reply: May 26, 2011 6:42 PM by tjk
janicefrombluffton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do you enlarge the type in the menu bar on the macbookpro

  • tjk Level 7 Level 7 (24,185 points)

    Hi Janice,

     

    One way is to decrease the resolution of your display (Sys Prefs > Display). You'll have to decide if the corresponding loss of sharpness is bothersome to you or not. I suspect there are also third party apps out there to control just the menu bar fonts.

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (33,125 points)

    I've fought that issue with computers for years. On my 15" late 2007 MBP, I reduced the Desktop resolution to 1152 X 720 with no apparent loss of sharpness.

  • Norman Jackson Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Couple comments concerning this:

     

    1. You cannot make it larger.
    2. On My MacBook Pro it has a high resolution screen. 1152 x 720 resolution is not listed. if you think your type in the menu bar is small, you should see mine!
    3. I personally would never recommend anyone orders on with Hi-Res.
    4. No matter what resolution I use other than 1680 x 1050 ( max listed for my Notebook) the sharpness is not acceptable to me.
    5. Wrote to apple concerning the menu display along with numerous others and have been totally ignored.

     

    Norm

  • tjk Level 7 Level 7 (24,185 points)

    Norman Jackson wrote:

     

    Couple comments concerning this:

     

    1. You cannot make it larger.
    2. On My MacBook Pro it has a high resolution screen. 1152 x 720 resolution is not listed. if you think your type in the menu bar is small, you should see mine!
    3. I personally would never recommend anyone orders on with Hi-Res.
    4. No matter what resolution I use other than 1680 x 1050 ( max listed for my Notebook) the sharpness is not acceptable to me.
    5. Wrote to apple concerning the menu display along with numerous others and have been totally ignored.

     

    Norm

     

    Hi Norm,

     

    1. I've been researching, and, with a few exceptions which are not acceptable to me, I believe you are correct.

    4. I really have no choice, I have to reduce the res to see text.

    5. Apple does not reply to feedback, so don't feel ignored. I've also sent feedback and emailed Jobs, and maybe, someday, after enough of us do that, this will get "fixed." Meanwhile, I'm also often at 1152x720.