Do you find the menu bar items on your Mac’s display to be too small or difficult to read? If you’d like to make the menu bar size larger (or smaller), you can change the menubar size, which impacts the size of the fonts in the menu bar on the Mac.
The ability to change the menu bar size is an accessibility option in newer versions of Mac system software, so you’ll need to be running macOS Monterey, Big Sur, or newer.
How to Change Menu Bar Size in MacOS
Assuming you’re running a supported macOS version, here’s how to change the menu bar size:
- Open “System Preferences” on your Mac from the Dock or Apple menu.
- Once the System Preferences panel window opens up, click on “Accessibility” to proceed further.
- This will show the overview for the macOS accessibility settings. Here, select “Display” from the left pane.
- Now, you’ll find the option “Menu bar size” and it’s set to “Default”. Click on it and choose “Large” if you want to increase the size.
- When you try to exit the accessibility settings, you will be prompted to sign out of your Mac for the changes to take effect. Click on “Log Out Now”.
- Once you sign back into your Mac, you should be able to notice that the text size in the menu bar is slightly larger than it used to be. Here’s a before and after comparison.
That’s pretty much all you need to do to change the size of your Mac’s menu bar.
As you can see from the before and after screenshots, the difference between the two menu bar sizes is very subtle, it may be barely even noticeable to some users. But if you look carefully, you’ll see that the size of the actual menu bar remains the same whereas the menu bar items, font size, and icons have changed size.
This subtle difference may be worth it if you’re using a Retina display, 4K display, or another large screen, since it can be difficult to read text on smaller screens running at high resolutions, or if you’re using a screen from a distance.