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OS X Font Size

Have you changed the font size on OS X?

I use Menlo Regular, 11pt
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12%
I use Menlo Regular, but at a larger font size
17
29%
I changed to a different font altogether
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40%
I don't use OS X, but I just love voting in polls
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19%
 
Total votes : 58

OS X Font Size

Postby jps on Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:23 am

Sublime Text 2 on OS X uses Menlo Regular 11pt by default, because that's what Terminal uses out of the box.

I'm considering changing this to 12pt by default, because 11 pt is really quite small, and there have been a few complaints - I personally use 12pt. However, if 11pt is popular then I'd rather leave it there.
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Re: OS X Font Size

Postby senzo on Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:42 am

+1 for 11pt
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Re: OS X Font Size

Postby Phunky on Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:51 am

+1 for 12px
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Re: OS X Font Size

Postby natebeaty on Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:29 pm

I can't imagine coding with antialiasing. My preference:

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   "font_face": "Monaco",
   "font_options": ["no_antialias"],
   "font_size": 10,


.. which ends up about the same size as 11pt Menlo fwiw.
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Re: OS X Font Size

Postby ehamiter on Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:35 pm

My eyes are old and I have a 30" Dell monitor, so I crank up the font size. I use a custom font set at 15 with gray antialias:

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and settings:

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"font_face": "Edlo",
"font_options": [ "gray_antialias" ],
"font_size": 15,
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Re: OS X Font Size

Postby panamajack on Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:50 pm

12 pt font on an iMac 27" is about right

it's set in my user settings so i guess it's no big deal what the default changes to
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Re: OS X Font Size

Postby Rhywun on Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:16 am

On my iMac, 12pt seems like a better choice than 11 for Menlo. I would default it to whatever the default is for TextEdit. But I like to change my editing font all the time (my current favorite is something called "M+ 1mn") so I don't remember what the default is. I think it's Menlo now, but I don't know what size.
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Re: OS X Font Size

Postby dwm on Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:16 pm

jps wrote:Sublime Text 2 on OS X uses Menlo Regular 11pt by default, because that's what Terminal uses out of the box.

I'm considering changing this to 12pt by default, because 11 pt is really quite small, and there have been a few complaints - I personally use 12pt. However, if 11pt is popular then I'd rather leave it there.


+1 11pt

I think consistency with Terminal is a good idea. But maybe it would be good to inform the user somehow (during install or first use) how to quickly change the font settings if they prefer something different. Personally I didn't find it to be a problem though.
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Re: OS X Font Size

Postby aristidesfl on Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:00 am

I really like the looks of Menlo 11pt, however on macbook air with increased screen resolution 12pt is a must.
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Re: OS X Font Size

Postby mah on Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:51 pm

I recently starting using macos but I've no idea what font size I'm using (and not much of an idea how to use macos! still getting used to the menu bar not being part of the current window)... but I pressed command-+ 4 times to get my preferred size.
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