I am running a Mac Mini with OS X 10.6.2 as a HTPC on a 42" 1080p TV
With Windows 7 it was trivial to make everything easier to read from the couch (icons, web browser, explorer etc). Is there a simple way to achieve the same goal on OS X?
Unfortunately, there isn't an easy way to do this in System Preferences. This post describes a method using the following command in the Terminal:
defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleDisplayScaleFactor 1.5
where 1.5 is a scaling factor you'll need to play around with. It will apply to newly opened applications. It may not change every font for every application, though.