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What can I do? My toolbar on my Mac has letters too small to read!

Asked by Aster (15335 points ) February 12th, 2013

I have tried System Preferences but my toolbar (Safari, File, Edit, View,Yahoo! , News, YouTube etc) are so small I can barely read them. I know it’s my fault; I pushed the wrong buttons somewhere. Help?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Go to the “Apple Symbol”, drop down will have “Dock”, move to “Dock preferences”
Click than reposition of the “magnification”.

Aster's avatar

The DOCK is on the bottom, right? With iTunes, PhotoShop, Trash, iPhoto. I’m talking about the TOP of the screen with File, History, View, Bookmarks, Safari, Help.

serenityNOW's avatar

@Aster – Yup, the dock is on the bottom.
Is it only when you’re in Safari, or, is it just everything is smaller, no matter what program?

Aster's avatar

Only all the stuff on top is too small. Thanks, serenity.

serenityNOW's avatar

Hmmm…
Try this: Open Safari. Go to the Safari drop-down menu. Select “Preferences.” Then go to “Advanced” – the last choice. What does it say under “Accessibility”? On mine, it’s unchecked, and says “Never use font sizes smaller than 9”. (I’m skeptical this will work, but it’s a first-step.)

Aster's avatar

“Never use font sizes smaller than 18.” I checked that thinking at 18 the toolbar would be more visible. I will now try what u suggest…

Aster's avatar

ok; I unchecked it and will now restart and let you know. Thank you so much, regardless of what happens.

serenityNOW's avatar

@Aster – No problem. Keep me posted. (I’ve been Googling the crap out of this one – not sure how to phrase it correctly; I’m just getting hints for system-wide changes.) Did you install anything new recently?

Aster's avatar

Oh , no. Now it’s worse. I cannot see fluther ! I mean, barely!

serenityNOW's avatar

In that case, might want to wait for a more experienced mind!

Aster's avatar

thanks anyway. I’ll try again on Preferences.

serenityNOW's avatar

P.S. I naturally assumed you are on Mac?

Aster's avatar

Yes; Mac desktop. OK: it’s much better now. I checked “no smaller fonts than 18” and it’s passable. Only thing wrong is my left margin is solid black and 3” wide. Same with right margin.

serenityNOW's avatar

@Aster – Happy to hear it’s getting there. I wish I could’ve helped more, but at least it’s passable.

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