Friday, July 27, 2012

Safari 6 - Appearance Pane Gone, No Customizing Fonts?

Not sure if this is a gross oversight by Apple's WebKit team, or an intentional thing, but there's no way to customize fonts in Safari 6 unless you want to use a CSS stylesheet. You'll see from the screen grab below that there is no "Appearance" tab in which you used to be able to set fonts, sizes, etc.

Here's an Apple Discussion post on the topic: 

You'll note that as one of the responders points out, Apple still lists it as a feature on the Safari page, bottom right:

For a lot of folks, being able to set the font to a readable size and style, this is a bad move. Raise your hands if you know how to write a CSS stylesheet to set your font preferences.

I don't know about you, but my eyes are aging. I always took advantage of customizing things via the Appearance pane to make things easier to read.

Yes, zooming the page is there. Even zooming only the text on a page. But that's not the same thing as being able to set a serif font style/size, and a sans-serif style/size.

Let's hope Apple adds it back to Safari.