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I just got a Macbook Air and upgraded to Lion with the free upgrade offer. The laptop came with Snow Leopard. I had been using my 2009 Macbook pro with Leopard on it. I hate Lion. The font is too small and hurts my eyes (and I am in my 20's). It is ridiculous. Is there a way to restore back to Snow Leopard with my install disk without having to put all my stuff back on the computer (music, photos, etc.)? I put all the new stuff on because I have to get my other computer ready to sell, but I cannot take this small font. If there is a way to reinstall Snow Leopard, I'd really appreciate hearing how.

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The only way to reinstall Snow Leopard is to format the drive and install it. So you would have to manually put all your stuff back.

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I see no difference on the same iMac here with the fonts between Snow Leopard and Lion.

What Mike says is Spot on. Only other thing I would suggest is make a time machine backup on an external and then format and install Snow Leopard then use Migration assistant to migrate data and apps over. Should work but I have only tried that the other way from SL to Lion.

I am wondering if it's a setting in Lion for maybe the resolution as like I said, both look the same here font wise.
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I am wondering if it's a setting in Lion for maybe the resolution as like I said, both look the same here font wise.
I agree with Dennis. I updated both a 2008 MacBook and Mid 2011 iMac from Snow Leopard to Lion and the system fonts are the same size. However, I notice the OP is using a MBA which has a fairly high resolution (1366 x 768 for the 11") for a small screen. The 13" MBA is 1400 x 900. If he's using an 11" model, I agree with him about the fonts. These old eyes of mine couldn't take that for very long.
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So snow leopard and lion have the same tiny fonts?? These are RIDICULOUS compared to Leopard. I really don't like it!

I'm using a 13" MBA. If I try changing the resolution the screen is too fuzzy.
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I have a Macbook (white) running 10.6 and the font is the same as my 2009 MBP 13" running leopard. Is it just the resolution of the screen?? i thought this would be an upgrade but I'm really regretting the purchase now if this can't be changed.
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I have a Macbook (white) running 10.6 and the font is the same as my 2009 MBP 13" running leopard. Is it just the resolution of the screen?? i thought this would be an upgrade but I'm really regretting the purchase now if this can't be changed.
You can change the resolution in System Preferences/Displays but if you do things might look a bit grainy as LCD panels only look good at their native Resolution. You can try it.

Another suggestion is check all over OSX and change the Font of everything to a larger one. That might work also.
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So even if I had a 15" MBP the fonts would still be the same exact size as they are on my MBA?
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