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How do I change the default font and type size on my iMa

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How do I change the "default" font and type size on my iMac?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Travis replied 5 years ago.
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There is actually no way of changing the default font used in the Mac OS X without going in and modifying the programming of the OS X. Which I do not recommend. You can however change the default fonts in some of the programs by starting the program, then going to the program "preferences" and changing the settings there if the program allows it. As far as the type size, this can be changed in several ways. If you want to make the desktop more visually friendly, you can change things by going to the desktop, then the top menu > View > Show View Options. Here you can change the font size and icon size on the desktop.

To change things throughout the entire Mac, the most effective way is to lower the resolution of the display. You can do this through the apple menu > System Preferences > Displays. Here you can lower the resolution on the monitor to make all of the fonts and icons larger.

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