Stop squinting: Make text bigger in OS X
Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:30 PM
I increased most defaults by one or two points on my 15" Retina MBP running at HD resolution. Works quite well.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:28 AM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:07 PM
Pardon my clumsy descriptions. I'm not in publishing so I don't know the correct terms.
I resent that I'm working on a 27" monitor and I have more desk real estate than I've ever had but I can't increase the font in the menu bar except by turning down my resolution. Why do I want that big beautiful display? The fabulous resolution. Come on Apple! I know a lot of your staff is aging too. Give our eyes a break. Let us have more control of the wonderful personalization of our computers.
And what's with the tiny, tiny font in the App Store. Why can't we double tap and make that reading pane bigger like we can in Safari? This is not too much to ask!
Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:03 AM
I emphatically second MacLoyal's complaint about the App Store. Why we can't zoom it baffles me.
It's clear that Apple should be providing finer user control of interface elements like type size. For a long time the superiority of the Mac GUI was their crown jewel. They seem to have forgotten that.
My personal peeve is the type size in HTML mail. You can manually enlarge it with Command-+ but there's no way to make a persistent change.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:10 AM
I hoped you may have covered this aspect in this article, but perhaps there is no way of doing it easily without involving some arcane command line fiddling around?
Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:55 PM
Command-minus and command-plus work in Reader, at least in 10.6.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:40 PM
Consider well that you can follow the article's advice and improve your viewing experience on the Mac, but the article says nothing about how to do the same on the iOS version of Macworld — the very magazine in which this article resides! Certainly, that is not the fault of the author. But authors and Macworld editors are not utterly oblivious to how their written content is viewed, and certainly they do care about their readership as evidenced by the helpfulness of the article in question. And yet, the Newsstand version of Macworld magazine (not the Zinio version) does not allow the standard "pinch to zoom" feature that would allow aging eyes some viewing relief. It's not like the Newsstand edition of Macworld came out yesterday either. It should be slowing improving. But it isn't.
So on the one hand, we have an article in Macworld magazine that proclaims, "Stop Squinting at the Screen," and on the other hand, Macworld magazine for iOS is structured so that people have no choice but to squint!
Lastly, as an avid reader of Macworld for decades and now an iOS reader, I would like to suggest that you good folks at Macworld please make it easy for us to add comments quickly and easily from a single tap on our iPads. Add a link at the top or bottom of the article for us to accomplish that. Why make us jump through hoops to do so? I had to get on my iMac just to type this comment. I did that because it's actually faster and easier than manually doing that on my iPad. But the fact is, it should be easier to do on my iPad.
Thanks for listening.