How do I increase the Mac System font size?

Last Updated on Jan 30, 2021

Customization of Font on today’s smart gadget is required to make it the user’s friendly. in to that MacOS users can also change or increase default font size at any level and feel comfortable for long time work on office or home macOS system.

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are you feeling the system font size and app font size is too small on big screen iMac or MacBook Pro/Air? here are the solutions and tips to change system font size and App’s font size like mail app, Messages app, Safari alternatives Browsers, and more. Let’s check out the steps to make it changes.

Steps for Increase/Change Font Size on Mac, MacBook

How to Change Menu Bar Font Size big?

Top Menu on mac looks too small on a big iMac screen or Your Macbook Pro/Air computer. we can adjust from the macOS accessibility settings.

  1. Click on the Apple logo from the top Mac menu > System Preferences.

    Finder System Preferences option on Mac

    Finder System Preferences option on Mac

  2. Now, Search and Open Accessibility.

    Accessibility in mac under the System Preferences

    Accessibility in mac under the System Preferences

  3. Then, From the sidebar, select Display > Here’s the Menu Bar Dropdown. Select it from Default to large.

    Change Default Menu size on Mac or Macbook

    Change Default Menu size on Mac or Macbook

  4. to apply these changes logout your Mac is required.

    Log out to apply changes

    Log out to apply changes

When you clock the windows or go back to another option, your Mac will ask for Log out now. Click on it and enjoy the changes.

Make Everything Big on Mac: Change Resolution

This option enlarges everything and makes it more visible if you are using such a big screen, like 27-inch iMac or an External Desktop screen. Users personally like this option and keep all the things big, System fonts, Top Menu bar, and app icon on dock and Launchpad screen.

Note: Also we can change increase font size without changing resolution on Mac or Macbook, In the next steps we will see how to change font size and apply it to Different apps running on Mac.

  1. Click on the Apple logo from the top Mac menu > System Preferences.

    Finder System Preferences option on Mac

    Finder System Preferences option on Mac

  2. Click on Display.
    Displays Settings under System Preferences

    Displays Settings under System Preferences

    Select Scaled, and Change the Resolution with Font Size,

    Change font size on mac using Change Resolution

    Change the font size on a mac using Change Resolution

  3. Under the Display, tab changes the screen resolutions [For External Monitor].

    change screen resolution on mac

    change screen resolution on mac

  4. The default for display looked like everything tiny if you are not using this type of mac environment. Go with the Scaled option and Select the resolution.
  5. While you change the resolution, Screen will see the instant effect screen.

Using this option your all-installed program called automatically with the new resolution and you can read and see more comfortably. this will help full in longer work and low eye strain. Night Shift mode Mac is also a prevention technique to reduce eye strain & stress.

You don’t like all the app or selected app showing too much big, then you can follow the custom customization at the app level that I will see you in the next.

How Can Mac increase Font Size External Monitor?

That means, your Mac or Macbook Connected with External Display. want to Enlarge the Font size of the External Monitor. Then Head over the apple logo from the top Mac Menu > System Preferences > Display > Here in this window you should see both Displays settings.

  • Go with that and Change it.

What is the keyboard shortcut to increase font size on Mac?

  1. For Mac Documents or App Use: Command-Plus(+) to Increase font size and Use Command-Minus(-) to Decrease font size.
  2. Use Command-T For Open Font Dialog box to apply New Text size and Style for such apps like Pages, Numbers, MS Word or Excel, Notes and Mail app, and more…

How Do I increase Font size in Safari?

Page Zoom on Safari Browser

if the font size on the safari web page looks too small or big then we can adjust it from the safari preferences settings. in this case, we have to change and set the default page zoom level in percentage. after that we can also set a page zoom level for the individual website.

Extre bonus is the, without system preference we can increase the font size from the top Tab or Keyboard shortcut as well.

  1. Open Safari on Mac > Safari frop Top Menu > Preferecnes.

    safari preferences on mac

    safari preferences on mac

  2. Click on Websites tab > Select Page Zoom from the sidebar.

    page zoom settings on safari web page

    page zoom settings on the safari web page

  3. Change Default page zoom level, For when visiting other websites.

On your Safari website tools, click on Big ‘A’ to enlarge the page and Click on Small ‘a’ to make it small. if you are not seeing this option on your Safari browser, then customize the Safari toolbar, Right-click on the Safari toolbar, > Customize toolbar.

Increase page size using zoom in and zoom out

Increase page size using zoom in and zoom out

  • Use Keyboard Shortcut “Command and +(Plus)” for Zoom in and “Command And – (Minus)” to Zoom out.

in the same Third-Party Browser also support app-level customization.

How Do I increase Font size in Chrome?

For Google Chrome on Mac: Click on More option at top right corner of the browser > Settings > Appearance > Page Zoom [Set Default page size].

Or Use, Keyboard Shortcuts: “Command and +(Plus)” for Zoom in and “Command And – (Minus)” to Zoom out

How do I Make the Font Bigger on My Mac Email?

Email app also allows users to change end level customization for font, Fixed Width font During composing new Email, View Email or Email Message List, Message Font. Also Able to change while type an Email using the Font Format tool.

  1. Open Mail App on Mac > Click on Preferences..

    mail preferences settings on mac

    mail preferences settings on mac

  2. Click on Font Tab > See all three font types for Change Font style and size by click on the select button.

    Change font size on mail app

    Change the font size on the mail app

Or

  • Change Font Style and size during compose a new email, click on the Font Format tool and Select the text that you want to resize or apply changes to it. Apply Different font style, Size, and Color.

    Mail font format on Mac

    Mail font format on Mac

Change font Sizes Within the Fonts Window on Mac

MacOS Support Formation in font size for all types of iWork like Textedit, Pages, Number, and Keynote.

we can use font format within a font tool or From the top Menu.

  • Open the Document, Click on Formate from top Mac Menu > Font > Show Font.

    Text edit font format on Mac

    Text edit font format on Mac

Select Font Family, Typeface, and Font size.

Font text format on mac

Font text format on mac

Where is the Font Dialog box Launcher in Word for Mac?

The font on Documents like MS office’s word has amazing font customization to prepare our document eye caching. if you looking for the Font Dialog box on the word has an extra advantage, and that’s we can see a preview of text before start writing content, later, or Business documents.

  1. Open Word on your Mac, Use Bank document, or Use Existing Word document.
  2. Next, From the top Menu, Format > Font or Use “Command + D” from Keyboard Shortcut.

    Font settings for word on Mac

    Font settings for word on Mac

  3. here’s the font dialog box window, Select Font Style, Size, Color & Underline, Effects. and the Advanced Settings for the font is available,
    Font Dialog box Launcher in Word for Mac

    Font Dialog box Launcher in Word for Mac

    under the Advance tab, Select Character spacing, Advanced Typography, and Preview in last.

    Font Dialog box Launcher in Word for Mac

    Font Dialog box Launcher in Word for Mac

  4. Those are cool font settings that we can get only on Microsoft office word on Mac.

How do I increase character spacing in Word for Mac?

  • Open Word on Mac > From top Menu Font > Format or Select Text then Command + D, Now Go under the Advanced Tab and Adjust Font Spacing from the dropdown [Normal, Expanded & Condensed] or apply custom space with a pixel. See my screen,

    How do I increase character spacing in Word for Mac

    How do I increase character spacing in Word for Mac?

How do I Change the Default font in Excel for Mac?

Just like Office Word on Mac, users can customize the Default font format on Excel, Using a different method.

  • From the top Mac menu, Format > Style > Select “Font” Style Property > Clock on Format.. from a bottom button on the same popup window > Select Font Tab and Change Default font style, by Apply your Custom Font style for the whole Excel file.

How do I increase font size in Mac Finder?

Customization for the Saperate finder window is possible on mac. So we can change the layout or View of Folders in a specific Finder window or On Desktop. Change the font size of the Folder name, Folder icon size, and Grid Spacing. Also, Change the label position.

  • Right Click on the Finder window and select “Show View Options“.

    Show Folder View Options on Mac for Change Font size on Mac Finder

    Show Folder View Options on Mac for Change Font size on Mac Finder

  • And Change icon size, Grid Spacing, Text size of label in pixel, Label option, and more.

    Decrease or increase font size in Mac Finder

    Decrease or increase font size in Mac Finder

  • Now, Your Folders look different and more accurately with full details.
  • That’s it.

How Do I Change the Default font in Notes on Mac & MacBook?

Just like other apps on Mac, We can change the Default font size on the Mac notes app. Let’s change it from the notes preferences settings.

  • Open notes app on Mac, From top Mac Menu,> Notes > Preferences.

    Note Preferences settings on Mac

    Note Preferences settings on Mac

  • Then, Check the Default Text size section, and Increase the font size of the note’s text in Four more levels.

    Change Default font size on Notes Mac

    Change the Default font size on Notes Mac

  • That’s it.

That’s it. This setting applied to all saved notes.

How Do I Change the Default font Size on Messages Mac?

Enlarge font size of messages app is more readable and easy to send a message as well on Big screen Mac. Follow the below steps for customizing font size on mac.

  • Open Messages app on Mac, From top Mac Menu, Messages > Preferences > and Enlarge font size.

    Change Messages Default font size on Mac

    Change Messages Default font size on Mac

  • That’s it. This setting applied to the whole messages app.

Mac users can manage Font Size and Folder size for the finder

That’s the common practice to change the font size on mac document app. if you are looking to know more about font customization then comment to me.

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