View Full Version : [SOLVED] larger text/icons or magnification???

August 16th, 2011, 08:25 AM
Often I'm having a bit of difficulty seeing the text on the screen, I have it further away than typical. In Windoz there was the ability to adjust the size appearance of the text and icons, normally for elderly with poor or failing eyesight. I thought there might be a similar function in Ubuntu, but /i don't know of one. :confused:

I'm runnung an LCD screen laptop, Toshiba.


August 16th, 2011, 08:26 AM
Which version are your running?

August 16th, 2011, 08:32 AM
To change the font size, simply right click your desktop background and click 'Change Desktop Background.'

In the window that opens, click the font tab at the top and your should have control over all text displays.

To change icon size, it will depend on if your are using 11.04 with Unity Desktop or earlier versions with Gnome.

August 16th, 2011, 10:43 AM
If the comment that kyletstrand made worked for you, then please mark this thread as solved by using the thread tools! (it is the same one that I would have posted if he haven't, so it should work!):)

August 16th, 2011, 01:54 PM
This solution does NOT work for Oneric Ocelot . . . . .therefore, it ought NOT to be marked SOLVED, as yet !
Any ideas how to achieve the result requested - in Oneric Ocelot?

Frogs Hair
August 16th, 2011, 02:54 PM
You are using a development release , so many things may not be working properly yet . I suggest using the thread at the link . http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=403

August 16th, 2011, 04:34 PM

I use the Firefox add-on NoSquint: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/nosquint/ . It "allows you to adjust the text-only and full-page (both text and images) zoom levels as well as color settings both globally (for all sites) and per site." I have found it to be quite useful.

Hope that helps.