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Question: Icon Size of Apple Mail (left hand column)

Hi - I know you have 3 options to work with by default (small, medium and large) using the size setting with the Preview.


I'm wondering if anyone knows a way to further increase the size? I'm trying to adjust a friend's iMac (OSX 10.3.3) to make the Appel Mail icons both larger and darker - she has some visual impairment and any further tweaking would be great. Any suggestions most welcome. Thank you in advance.


Steve

Mac mini, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3)

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Try changing the display options and using the accessibility zoom feature. This is a global solution rather than just applying to one app.


Navigate to  > System Preferences > Accessibility > Display to increase display contrast, reduce transparency, and increase the cursor size.


Navigate to  > System Preferences > Accessibility > Zoom to set options such as the zoom style. Click More Options to set the zoom level and behavior. Try comparing fullscreen and and picture-in-picture (PIP) zoom styles. If picture-in-picture is selected as the zoom style you can adjust the size and location of the zoom window as well select whether it is stationary, follows the mouse cursor, or is tiled along the top, bottom, left, or right edge.


One option you might try is to set the zoom style as picture-in-picture in the Zoom pane, and in the More Options pane select the window position to follow the mouse cursor, and enable temporary zoom when holding down the Control-Option (^⌥) keys. You'll need to set the zoom window size by clicking Adjust Size and Location.


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Tiled on the left edge:

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Floating PIP window:

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macOS High Sierra Zoom preferences

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Mar 6, 2018 5:02 AM in response to 413Steven In response to 413Steven

Try changing the display options and using the accessibility zoom feature. This is a global solution rather than just applying to one app.


Navigate to  > System Preferences > Accessibility > Display to increase display contrast, reduce transparency, and increase the cursor size.


Navigate to  > System Preferences > Accessibility > Zoom to set options such as the zoom style. Click More Options to set the zoom level and behavior. Try comparing fullscreen and and picture-in-picture (PIP) zoom styles. If picture-in-picture is selected as the zoom style you can adjust the size and location of the zoom window as well select whether it is stationary, follows the mouse cursor, or is tiled along the top, bottom, left, or right edge.


One option you might try is to set the zoom style as picture-in-picture in the Zoom pane, and in the More Options pane select the window position to follow the mouse cursor, and enable temporary zoom when holding down the Control-Option (^⌥) keys. You'll need to set the zoom window size by clicking Adjust Size and Location.


Follow cursor temporary PIP window:

User uploaded file

Tiled on the left edge:

User uploaded file

Floating PIP window:

User uploaded file

macOS High Sierra Zoom preferences

Mar 6, 2018 5:02 AM

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