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    I too have reader's all over. Small word's just kill me. I still find myself leaning forward at times with my 24 screen. Really looking forward to the larger screen which I just found out that my delivery date has moved up to Thursday and can't wait.
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    Goodness, MF could start a separate thread on Best Ways To View Your Monitor, subtitled Which Spectacles To Use.

    Yes, actually quite an important topic for some and vital to others such as some legally blind Mac users I've had as clients over the years. I take my hat off to them but amazed as to how well they can cope and some of Apple's Accessibility prefs can certainly help.




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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    I take my hat off to them ... some of Apple's Accessibility prefs can certainly help.
    It took me about 5 minutes to navigate and/or to remember how to increase the size of the mouse cursor/pointer (Accessibility>Display). Apple hasn't made that facility easy to implement, but I'm grateful that it exists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hughvane View Post
    It took me about 5 minutes to navigate and/or to remember how to increase the size of the mouse cursor/pointer (Accessibility>Display). Apple hasn't made that facility easy to implement, but I'm grateful that it exists.


    I only need glasses for reading and most closeup work, but I've used the "increase pointer size" for years.

    And for other's having problem finding the setting in Syst Prefs > Accessibility, as you say, it's in the Display settings for some odd reason and not in the Mouse settings.

    From Apple's System Prefs Help menu for those who might want to enable it:
    Magnify the mouse pointer
    If you have difficulty seeing or following the mouse pointer when it moves, you can increase the size of the mouse pointer.

    Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Accessibility.
    Click Display then drag the Cursor Size slider to the right to make it larger.
    When the pointer changes to an insertion point, crosshair, or any other shape, these shapes are also magnified.
    For some old almost blind users there used to be an old System 9 utility called "Bigger" I believe that had even more visibility options, bit I don't know and haven't looked if something similar still exists. I'd be surprised if something current didn't exist, assuming Apple would allow the macOS to be modified by a third party!!






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    When did Apple begin the "shake to enlarge" function for the mouse cursor? When I can't see it, I just shake the mouse back and forth and it magnifies until I stop shaking it. Under Mojave, it's in System Preferences, Accessibility, Display and is a checkbox to turn it on.
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    When did Apple begin the "shake to enlarge" function for the mouse cursor?

    El Capitan.

    But I think that's only for use with the Apple mouse is it not???





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    If it is, it's not clear that it has that restriction. It's in the Display section of Accessibility, and all it says is:
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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    But I think that's only for use with the Apple mouse is it not???
    Works with my Logitech roller ball input device.

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    And it works with both the BT Apple Mouse and the wired Apple mouse. So I don't think it's mouse specific, or even interface specific.
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    So I don't think it's mouse specific, or even interface specific.

    It seems that's the case as it works with my wireless Logitech M705 USB dongle mouse with my MBPro. The enlarged pointer state is certainly very short lived and requires quite a violent mouse shake to get it to enlarge.





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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    The enlarged pointer state is certainly very short lived and requires quite a violent mouse shake to get it to enlarge. Patrick ===
    Trying to keep it seemly, yes, the enlarged pointer doesn't stay big for long (El Capitan). I'm using a Rapoo w'less mouse, and the enlargement under discussion lasts only a second or two, in fact it's quite hard to notice it on this MF page. Is one s'posed to hold the L mouse button, or similar, to retain it?
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    No, just keep shaking it. When you stop, it goes back to the default size. That said, if that's too small, in System Preferences>Accessibility>Display you can move the slider on Cursor size to the Large end and the default will get bigger.
    Jake

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