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I thought that doing this would be extremely easy. I have done so many searches in Google to find out how to do this, but nothing ever comes up. I searched "increase terminal size osx" but none of the websites match. How do I increase the font size of the terminal? Thanks!

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is this applicable? – soandos Jun 17 '11 at 22:40

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It is in fact quite easy. Select Preferences from the application menu, then the Settings tab. In the settings notebook, select the terminal profile you want to change (usually Basic), then select the Text page (should be selected already); Font is the first item on the page.Example of settings window

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Note: the large custom view Terminal adds to the font panel forces the panel into it's "compact" mode which allows 14pt and 18pt but no sizes in between. To fix this, simply resize the font panel to be taller, taking it out of the compact mode. – Abhi Beckert Jun 21 at 9:17

Command++ (to increase)
Command+- (to decrease)

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Is the Shift added in Lion? In Snow Leopard it's just Command++/- – nine9ths Nov 17 '12 at 6:03
@nine9ths Shift is not needed! – user1413 Nov 18 '12 at 18:20
What is the shortcut for default font size ? – J4cK May 4 '14 at 6:30

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