Macintosh OS/system font


Hello Debba.

Can we enlargen the system fonts ? I find no reference to this
anywhere. In OS 8,I could access this in the VIEW drop menu, plus desktop icon sizes. Not anymore.

Also, I installed some new system font that was recommended
in a mac newsletter, and it is even smaller than the default
font. Now my desktop fonts size is just too small and
uncomfortable to read. YIKES !

Go to the Finder - Choose VIEW in the menu bar and go to View Options (Command J)- Choose your text size and icon sizes there.  That should handle your desktop.

When using particular programs (like Firefox / Safari / Chrome) you can increase the size of the text by using Command+ and decrease by using Command-.

What programs are you using when the text is too small?  That would help me considerably, to know that.


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Debba Robinson


AppleWorks 6, Systems up to 10.3.5, general trouble-shooting of hardware and some software.


In years past I taught computer K-8 and helped maintain Macs using sytems 7 and 8. Since 2001, I have not been working with computers daily, aside from doing my own work. I dabble in helping people out and enjoy the challenge of trying to figure out answers to your problems. Systems 7, 8, 9 and 10 are all in my repertoire now, at various levels of expertise. Please, NO networking questions.

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