How to Make Letters on a Macbook Bigger

By Hollan Johnson

The standard size of fonts on a MacBook is 12 point (pt). However, 12 pt font can look pretty small, and it can be difficult to read. You can increase the size of the font on a MacBook quite easily. This will help you use your MacBook to its full potential and give your eyes a break.

Step 1

Open the MacBook’s hard drive.

Step 2

Click on the cog icon next to the three view icons at the top in the left hand corner of the window. Choose “Show View Options.”

Step 3

Click on the “Text Size” menu and choose the size of text you would like the folders and files on your MacBook to be displayed in.

Step 4

Close the hard drive, but keep the “Show View Options” window open.

Step 5

Choose the size of font your want items on your desktop to be displayed in.

Step 6

Close the “Show View Options” by clicking on the red circle in the upper left hand corner.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can choose between the font sizes 10 pt to 16 pt.
  • If you need even larger font, try turning on Universal Access in the System Preferences menu.