How to Make Online Font Bigger on a Mac

By Alexandra Haller

There are numerous reasons one would want to increase the size of their font while browsing online with a Mac. Whether you need to make the font bigger because your eyes are strained or you are opting to do it for customizing reasons, it's always helpful to know how to tweak certain features of your Mac computer. In this case, if you want to make the font bigger for viewing the Web, you need to go through your Web browser.

Step 1

If you are using the Firefox browser, open a new Web page.

Step 2

From the Firefox tool bar, click Firefox > Preferences. This opens the "Preferences" pop-up window.

Step 3

Select the "Content" tab. Change the default size on the main page by increasing the number in the size box. Your font will automatically change. if you don't like your first choice, then tinker with the numbers until you find an appropriate customized figure.

Step 4

If you are using the Safari browser (which is the default browser for Macs), the process is much the same. Click Safari > Preferences from the Safari toolbar.

Step 5

In the "Preferences" window, select the appearances icon. Next to the "Standard Font" bar, click the "Select" button. This opens a small window of varying font preferences.

Step 6

Choose your intended font size by clicking on one of the font numbers. Your choices range from a tiny nine-point to a gigantic 288-point font size. As soon as you make a new choice, the online font will change. Experiment with the options until you find a suitable preference for the online font size on your Mac.