How to Make Text Size of Finder Bigger on Mac


Want to change the text font of Finder on your Mac to make it bigger? Read this guide to learn how to do that (Yosemite & El Capitan included).


Mar. 29, 2016


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Question: "Hi all, I'm wanting to increase the size of the font in “Finder” in my folders. I've increased the size of fonts in Firefox and it looks much better. Now how can I make the font size bigger in Finder on my Mac OS X El Capitan."

-- A User from MacRumors Forums

The default font size in Finder is 12 on Mac, and most Mac users want to make it bigger for better view. Yes, increasing the font size of Finder will fit more items on the screen in list view. No matter you want to change the text size of Finder to a bigger or smaller size, this quick guide meets your needs.

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How to Change Text Size in Finder on Mac

Step 1. Open Finder on your Mac.

Step 2. On the menu bar, choose “View”, and select “Show View Options”.

Change Font Size in Finder on Mac

Change Font Size in Finder on Mac

Step 3. A window will appear on screen, you will see “Text Size” option. Now you can change the font size from the dropdown menu (from 10-16). Here is an example of font 16 in Finder.

Make Font Size Bigger in Finder on Mac

Make Font Size Bigger in Finder on Mac

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