Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers How to Modify Text Size in the Safari Browser on a Mac You don't have to squint to read webpages in Safari Share Pin Email Print Takashi Kitajima / Getty Images Browsers Safari Chrome Firefox Microsoft By Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated September 16, 2019 The size of the text displayed on web pages in the Safari browser on your Mac may be too small for you to read comfortably, particularly if you are using a small-screen laptop. It is also possible that you may find the text size is too large for your taste. You can increase or decrease the font size of all the text on a webpage. Here's how to make Safari easier to read. These instructions apply to Safari 10 and later. Zoom in or out on a Webpage To make the browser font bigger in Safari–or smaller–you have a couple of things you can do. Open the Safari browser on your Mac and go to a webpage. Open the View menu at the top of the screen and click Zoom In to make all content on the current webpage appear bigger. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Command-plus (+). You can keep entering the command to make the text even bigger. To make the webpage content display at a smaller size in Safari, select View > Zoom Out or use the keyboard shortcut Command-minus (-). To reset the zoom, select Actual Size under the View menu or use the keyboard shortcut Command-zero (0). This command won't be available until you zoom in or out on the page. Safari remembers how much you zoom in on a website. So if you close it and come back later, it will look the same as when you left. Add Zoom Controls to the Safari Toolbar The Safari browser contains two buttons that you can use to increase or decrease the text size. These buttons can be placed on Safari's main toolbar but do not appear by default. You must modify your browser settings to make these buttons available. Click on the View menu and click Customize Toolbar. In the pop-up window, select the pair of buttons labeled Zoom and drag them to Safari's main toolbar. Click Done to exit the customization screen. Two new buttons appear on the screen: a small letter A and a larger letter A. Press the first one to make the text smaller, and the second to zoom in. Enlarging Safari Pages on Macs With a Trackpad Macs with a trackpad have additional ways you can change the size of web pages. Place two fingers together on the trackpad and then spread them apart to enlarge the size of a Safari webpage. Pulling the two fingers back together reduces the size of the webpage. A double-tap with two fingers on the trackpad zooms in closely on a section of the web page. A second double-tap returns the page to standard size.