MacPython 2.5 IDLE font size

Brian Blais bblais at
Sun Feb 8 05:42:28 EST 2009


> On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 4:03 PM, <chohazel at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there a way to adjust the default font size in IDLE, in MacPython
> 2.5? The default now is too tiny.
> I have to use this version of MacPython. As far as I searched, I can't
> find how I do this.

It is indeed a bug that the options menu doesn't show. What I did was  
to manually edit the file:


to include the lines:

font= monaco
font-size= 13
font-bold= 0

(can't remember what the default was).


Brian Blais
bblais at

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