3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 1, 2013 1:22 AM by eyepatch66
eyepatch66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is there an easy way to enlarge the font size in the toolbars at the top of all apps, and top of the home screen?  IE: App Name, File, Edit, View etc.


iMac (27-inch, Late 2012)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (45,510 points)

    Nope. Only by reducing the screen resolution.

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (32,390 points)

    My 27-inch iMac made things too small for my old eyes and I changed the screen resolution from the default of 2560x1440 to 1920x1080. The menubar is now 0.30" wide and easy to read, as are most text in programs. I still have plenty of screen real estate and the change in res did not affect the sharpness of text or images.

     

    There is an option in System Preferences >Displays to show a screen res icon in the menubar that looks like this in use:

     

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    If you use that option you can quickly change res later if something needs a larger res.

  • eyepatch66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Allan for your help.  I know the change in resolution works but was hoping to keep the full screen and still enlarge the tool bar.  I have been into an apple shop today and they have shown me a zoom function in settings/accessibility which you can use by pressing option & command & plus to make it bigger and the same buttons with minus to put back to original size. Between the 2 options we will make it work. I appreciate your reply. Julie