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7:59 am PDT March 21, 2013
How can I change the font size in Quicken Essentials for Mac?
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10:47 am PDT March 21, 2013
You can't. You will have to alter things like your screen resolution in the operating system.
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11:45 am PDT March 21, 2013
Are you familiar wit the 'Accessibility' features in Mac OSX?
I find the Zoom feature extremely useful to mitigate my vision limitations.
12:06 pm PDT March 21, 2013
I'm just curious JM. How does the Windows version of this compare? What does it lack that they Mac version has. I don't have vision problems (well nothing glasses don't correct "old eyes"), but I have looked at the one on Windows and it seemed to "get in the way" a lot.
1:54 pm PDT March 21, 2013
My only recent Windows experience is with XP and Vista on spouses LT.
These have the Magnifier feature which I resort too when trouble shooting some issue for her.
Yes, agree it gets in the way. The fixed pane takes up screen space which reduces space for the app - e.g., QWin gets squished down and pop-up windows trail off the screen - can't get to the Close or Done button!
The 'floating' magnifier pane covers up quite a bit of the app display.
Don't care for either of these options - compared to what I can do on my iMac (20").
The Mac has magnifier options similar to Wins' - a fixed pane or a floating pane that follows the cursor. Have fiddled with these but do not use them routinely.
I do use the font controls and zoom options.
In browsing (Safari) - have font adjustment icons in the tool bar - very convenient.
A double-tap on the mouse gives one a zoom-to-fit action; e.g., I can fill the screen side-to-side with the text window we are now looking at - the stuff at the edges disappears.
Thus a combination of increased font size and zoom-to-fit generally gets me through QLC browsing.
Also, for items such as online news articles, there is a 'Reader' feature - clicking the Reader icon brings up an overlay that presents just the text in a large font with good, sharp contrast - all the adds, color, and miscellaneous clutter are ignored.
For apps such as Quicken, I use the full screen zoom extensively. A designated key/mouse scroll combination gives one full screen zoom - in or out - to the degree desired.
The peripheral areas disappear on zooming in.
One has a choice of how the zoomed area follows mouse movement. I can zoom in on the Quickens display, and with a slight left-right and/or up-down mouse movement, scan the full Quicken display. Another example; I can zoom in on a transaction entry pop-up, key in the info, and proceed.
All-in-all Mac has some handy vision enhancement features.
Don't know if WIN7 has improved in this area.
2:07 pm PDT March 21, 2013
I don't think that Win 7 is any different then the previous releases.
Thanks for the nice description of how you do it.
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