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I have set up an entertainment system with a Mac Mini and a LCD TV, when viewing the Mac OS X desktop on the TV at the preferred 1280 x 768 resolution the graphics are difficult to see from a distance due to their native size. How do I change the size of the different elements of the desktop without changing the resolution, is there a 'theme' to produce this effect?

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No, these elements' sizes are pretty much hard coded. I say "pretty much" because there is *some* room to grow (3-5 pixels), but not enough to make a difference on a 600x800 T.V.

You'll probably have better luck simply lowering the resolution output of your Mac to closer to a TV's native resolution (600x800 for non-HD). With this setting, I can at least navigate on my TV, even though I can't read text on the screen...

I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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You could turn on the "zoom" feature in Universal Access. It'll let you magnify whatever's under your mouse pointer.
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Good idea, it's keyboard shortcut is:

Command+Option+8 to turn it on/off and:

Command+Option+= to zoom in.
Command+Option+ - to zoom out.

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Most standard non-widescreen tv's display at the resolution of 720x480.

If you set to 800x600 like stated above, you should be in good shape.
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