Changing the system font

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Anonymous

I set my monitor resolution higher, thus giving me more screen real estate to work with.

But, now i find the fonts on the system a bit small. For example, the fonts for the bar across the top of the screen (mac OS 9.1) and the fonts for other menus etc. how do i make them BIGGER??

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In OS 9, those font sizes are adjusted in Control Panels --> Appearance--> "fonts" tab. While you're in there, here's a quick list of my favorite OS 9 settings, and why they make life better:

http://www.silentway.com/mac-tips-better-os-9-settings

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Anonymous

i tried that, but in the fonts tab there isn't a size box next to the large sytem font and the small system font, there is just the drop down menu thing for changing the font faces.

there is an option for changing the size of the "views font", but that isn't the on i'm trying to change. how do i get a size option to appear next to the 2 system font options? it did seem strange to me that there wasn't an option for changing the size there.

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True, that particular option is not there. To change the system font size, try this third-party shareware control panel, AppearanceHopper:

http://www.whpress.com/mac/

I've never used it myself, but it purports to do what you ask. If you try it, I'd carefully monitor the stability of your OS 9 system, since these third-party mods sometimes cause conflicts and instability. There may be other apps like this out there, too.

Please report back here how it works for you! This is a very popular request and others would like to know if it works.

For OS X users, this (and more) can be achieved with Tinker Tool:
http://www.bresink.com/osx/TinkerTool.html

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