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Daniel Foster1 Level 1 Level 1

I find no prefs in Safari for changing to my preferred font.  ???

  • bramfoto Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, I have the same question; Where can you alter the size of the fonts; The default Safari 6 text is smaller than the Safari 5 text and there is no way in the preferences to change it?


    I posted about this earlier today and someone replied they had the same issue.


    You are not alone.

  • Skip McKinstry1 Level 1 Level 1

    This is very bothersome. I have always preferred to set my own type specs in Safari where it is possible. For a company that prides itself on the aesthetic, this seems strange. Same problem on my iPad.

  • octafish Level 1 Level 1

    This is driving me nuts. I hope they bring that ability back in an update.

  • BillF Level 3 Level 3

    Let it be an lesson that it may be unwise to upgrade to Mountain Lion. I am livid that Apple once again does not test its' software before a release. I wonder who the idiots are that test this software. I wonder if the management team at Apple really uses Windows 7 and laughs at how they put out junk for us to test for them.


    There is no quality control anymore. I just do not understand Apple anymore. No sense of getting it right the first time. I would not care if Mountain Lion was free. They can keep it if Safari 6 is any sample of that great innovation.

  • printlab Level 1 Level 1

    A agree Bill. Not only the type but the Search Box is gone, Activity Window is no longer and Shift-Command-i is gone too, so is the RSS.


    We can't go back to the previous version os Safari unless we re-install Lion (which I'm doing tomorrow).


    As for the Quality Control, we can start seeing why Steve Jobs was so important to Apple.

  • octafish Level 1 Level 1

    I'm pretty sure this still falls under the category of Steve Jobs era updates, even if he's not around personally for the launch. For as long as I can remember people ***** and moan about every new Apple update and threaten to roll back to earlier versions, me included. I hate Safari 6 right now, but like with every update, over time, they'll roll in some user suggestions, fix some bugs and the rest of the changes, most of us will get used to. It's like with Facebook, people just barely stopped short of death threats against Mark Zuckerberg as a result of the that stupid scrolling ticker. Now everyone s used to it and Facebook would seem strange without it.

  • Ocalawill Level 1 Level 1

    Why remove such a simple and useful feature? Not everybody has 20/20 vision with macro capability. This is like buying a new car where you can't adjust the seat incline (or have to break out the toolbox to do it) It's ridiculous.

  • bramfoto Level 1 Level 1

    I wonder if it has anything to do with the Retina display for the new 15" MBP?  Safari 6 may have been optimized for the Retnia and somehow reduces the font size in our non-retina screens?


    FYI, I service web sites and I always noticed that the text was one size bigger in the browser versus what i would see in the html editor.  Now in Safari 6 it looks exactly like it does in the editor window.  Could it be that they are now showing a more accurate view of what web site developers are creating?


    Maybe they are ahead of the curve?

  • Pablofp Level 1 Level 1

    Font Size Safari 6 on Lion:


    Select View - Zoom text only

    Select level of zoom with Zoom in or Zoom out (in the View menu)


    Good luck

  • Dutchottie Level 1 Level 1

    Saw that option (Zoom text only), but it doesn't make any difference (ie it doesn't work).

  • Pablofp Level 1 Level 1

    It works for me (eg Apple Support Communities or Google).



  • Dutchottie Level 1 Level 1

    Okay, what does work for me is adding the a/A button to the toolbar. Those icons do change texxt size only.



  • Pablofp Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you for the tip. The toolbar buttons are very convenient.



  • BillF Level 3 Level 3

    Unfortunately, beyond changing the font size, it does not change the font.


    I have found the fastest workaround to fix all of these issues was very simple. I downloaded the latest iteration of Firefox. It's fast and is what Safari 6 should have been.

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