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!


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 '15 at 9:17
  • Changing the font size like this seemed to have no effect for me, at first. Pressing Command+0 fixed it. (commenting here in case others run into this problem) – Laurence Gonsalves Apr 4 at 19:43

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
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    What is the shortcut for default font size ? – J4cK May 4 '14 at 6:30
  • This still works in El Capitan. – james.garriss Dec 12 '16 at 14:56
  • Also working on current Big Sur. – Player1 Feb 10 at 16:49

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