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    Feb 19, 2010
    Question Can I change menu font size?
    I am running OS X Ver 10.6.4. My problem is that some fonts are way too small to comfortably read. For example, when using iWorks Numbers, the column & row numbers are very small. In Mail, if I start a new email, I cannot read anything less than 12 points. Since I am a recent convert from PCs, I was accustomed to be able to change these fonts through the display preferences. I've tried changing the resolution, but nothing really seems to help. Is there anywhere I can go to change this?

    BTW, this is what is says under About this Mac - Displays:
    ATI Radeon HD 4670:
    Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 4670
    Type: GPU
    Bus: PCIe
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 256 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x9488
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    ROM Revision: 113-B8030C-253
    EFI Driver Version: 01.00.367
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Built-In: Yes
    Display Connector:
    Status: No Display Connected

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    Aug 12, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    Dual 1.8ghz G5 5.5gb RAM
    You can't change the menubar or menu's fontsizes but virtually every application will have settings in their preferences for fonts. ie: Mail (menu) > Preferences > Fonts & Colors will allow you to customize the mail interface font sizes.
    And in the finder go to View (menu) > view options and you can change the font size for folders and such.
    Computers don't make mistakes, they do what they do on purpose
    ~ Dale Gribble

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    Feb 19, 2010
    I think it's more a question of the visibility of the font, rather than just the font size. I think I should be able to read a size 12 font without straining. I can change the font size, but if I'm sending an email, I don't want to have to type it 24 font in order to see it, and then send it with this large font.

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