Mac trick: freely choose the font size for Finder, settings and individual apps

In August I showed you how to view the contents of the sidebar in Finder, System Preferences, Mail and other Apple apps display larger or smaller can. And last year it was already about how to You can set the app-specific font size on your iPhone. Now both topics can be combined in certain points. Because you can do it on the Mac macOS 14 Sonoma No longer just adjust the sidebar system-wide, but also set the text size individually: for Finder, Calendar, Mail, Messages and Notes.

For some Apple apps, the font size can be set individually in the Apple Mac's system settings. Here you will find the corresponding instructions with screenshots.
For some Apple apps, the font size can be set individually in the Apple Mac's system settings. Here you will find the corresponding instructions with screenshots.

Customize sidebar/text in individual Apple apps on the Mac

While you're over System Settings -> appearance next to “Size of sidebar icons” the three options Small, Medium and Large If you can choose, you will find more choice in the user help for individual text sizes. You can access the operating aids directly under Appearance. There you then have the option to use the “Text Size” option under “Display”.

Here's how to do it in detail:

  1. Click on the in the menu bar at the top left Apple logo
  2. Choose from its menu System settings ... from
  3. Go left to the area called Accessibility
  4. Now select the point in the “See” area on the right Advertising from
  5. Click there under “Text” next to “Text Size”. own

Customize all apps or set individual font sizes

For the Apple apps that are now displayed and can be used on the Mac, the fonts can be adjusted using a large slider. They can also be adjusted individually by setting the font size individually to the right of the symbol and app name. However, this is currently only possible for the Finder, Calendar, Mail, Messages and Notes.

It is currently unknown whether and when Apple will expand this list to include other programs and give developers the opportunity to add their apps to the list. But at least for some apps in which text-based content is used, individual customization is now finally possible. In others, such as word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software, you can enlarge the font in the document or zoom in on it.

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