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LargeLook is a simple application that displays text larger.

Features:

  • Services Menu & Contextual Menu Support
  • AppleScript Support
  • URLScheme Support (largelook://)
  • Multi-line Support
  • Multi Screen Support and closed with ESC key

What's New

Version 1.1:
  • You can freely change the font and size. (use defaults in Terminal)
  • Fixed a default keyboard shortcut
  • Other minor changes.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Sgginc Member IconComment+226
Sgginc
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Developer: Please post instructions on how to use the Terminal to change the font/size.

Thanks ... Ken

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Version 1.1
Sgginc Member IconReview+226
Sgginc
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I love this utility.
As the amount of text selected increases, the displayed text gets smaller.

This is a great addition to zooming the screen.

I set my keyboard shortcut to ⌘⌥L so text in word processors is not altered.

If your visually impaired this is a great tool!

Thanks ... Ken

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Version 1.0
B. Jefferson Le Blanc Member IconComment+648
B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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From the screenshot it looks like the font used to display the text is not the font in the document being quoted but Courier or some other fixed width font. This is a poor choice from a readability standpoint. Which suggest another option to work on, besides variable text size - the ability for a user to choose the font they prefer for reading. Personally I like Verdana Regular, which is a medium weight sans serif font with excellent letter spacing. In print serif fonts are generally easier to read, but on screen sans serif fonts work better. In any case, if this app gave users a choice, they could pick the typeface that works best for them. A monospaced and/or fixed width font is the absolute worst choice, and suggests the author, though well intentioned, is not well informed.

I think I'll wait to see how this app develops.

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Version 1.0
MacUpdate-Nick
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Good news: it looks like the latest version (1.1) added the ability to change the font!

B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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MacUpdate-Nick: Not hardly. If you read the description closely you'll see that you have to use Terminal to change the font. That's not exactly user friendly. The app should have preferences so that you can adjust the font and font size within the UI. As it is, there aren't even any Terminal instructions - the developer's web site is still "under construction." This app was apparently written by a coder who has no insight into the real world and was way too anxious to get it out the door. It's clearly not ready for the average person to use - unless you have a yearning for typewriters and really like monospaced fonts. I suspect the developer spends too much time in Terminal himself and thinks such type is normal. Well, he's mistaken.

Drdul Member IconReview+448
Drdul
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I like this, as in my advancing age I sometimes find text too small to read, and rather than zoom the entire screen I can now just display the selected text larger. There are no settings for LargeLook, which is unfortunate as I would like to be able to set a minimum size for the text. If I select a couple of words or a phone number, it’s displayed quite large, but if I select a block of text the text size is much smaller, as in the screenshot accompanying the MU listing. I still have plenty of room on my screen to display the text larger, so it would be nice if the dev would add the ability to enlarge the text and/or set a minimum text size.

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Version 1.0
Drdul
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Excellent! The dev has added the option to set the minimum (and maximum) font size (and change the font). Thank you!

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Details

Downloads 98
Version Downloads 50
Type Utilities / System
License Commercial
Date 07 Jun 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $1.99