I have a 17" widescreen mac book pro (1920 x 1080) and find it hard to read the small fonts in the finder menu and in the Finder let hand panel even though my vision is good. Even the font's in most applications appear small. I know certain applications will allow you to configure font size but I'm really looking for a system-wide/global solution.
I have tried several solutions such as:
1.> defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleDisplayScaleFactor 1.5 2.> User Interface Resolution with Quartz Debug application
and both these mothods/features seem incomplete in that the GUI elements are not scaled smoothly.
I also tried lowering my monitor resolution but that wasn't ideal cause the display gets a bit blurry.