Mac os x 10.8 change system font size

I've done a temporary fix I hope by decreasing the resolution, but that only uses a portion of the screen. Why did I buy a 27" monitor if I'm only using 24"?

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There has to be a better way. Can anybody help?

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Click on desktop or your hard drive icon. The Finder menu will be displayed at the upper row, left. The same menu will allow you to increase the icon sizes as well.

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I don't think that will do anything for the menu bar however, and after a quick test, confirmed it. There are potentially programs out there that will tinker with that, but they will likely end up causing more problems than they're worth when it comes time for It may also cause certain programs to become unstable, because they typically work by altering the program in memory. Sort of like cheat programs for video games, which alter certain parts of the game in the memory, and can cause the game to freeze or behave in unexpected ways. This is one of those things you would have thought would have been addressed years ago, but sadly no.

On the semi-upside, the continued iOS-ification of Mac OS X probably means that the menu bar is likely to gradually be phased out over time. Probably by The upcoming Wouldn't be surprised if in This will not affect the size of the main menubar, only of the desktop icons. But I think the major problem is actually the small-print filenames on the desktop. One can live with the small menubar, I guess or must! Sacrificing the monitor resolution up to the black "belts" at the sides does not seem to be a good idea. This is all I could dig up on system font.

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Go to system preferences, mouse. Enable "zoom using scroll wheel while holding control is default. David Braun David Braun 26 1 1 gold badge 1 1 silver badge 2 2 bronze badges. Lri Lri A third party application TinkerTool can change these, on its Fonts screen: TinkerTool works by setting defaults, so it is reasonable to expect there is an equivalent defaults write command.

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Mark Mark Please be aware that Apple does not recommend tinkering with system fonts. Tinker Tool just changes the preferred system font.

You will see these fonts only if the developer of the app wants you to see them. So almost never. Im on Mavericks.


I see no changes except for plain html and mails. Please dont use it on Yosemite it messed up my fonts entirely. Featured on Meta. Sign in Sign in Sign in corporate. Browse Search.

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