So now that Leopard is out and has the nifty Core Text stuff, and some evidence of resolution independence, does this mean that we can finally change font families and font-sizes on a system wide basis? Here is what I'm looking for (and frankly I'm still surprised it's not possible without unsanity apps -- pre-leopard since their apps don't work in leopard yet):
font families and font size changes to the menubar (this would need to be something that is application wide and should include font sizes of items such as the clock/date/etc.
application overrides of fonts, for instance, the fonts for the menus and title bar and bookmarks in firefox and even safari are much larger than i'd prefer.
mimic what tinkertool tried to do, basically, but take it to the next level (hopefully leopard allows this).
i'm seriously just so shocked that in windows and linux (ubuntu is all i can comment on in terms of linux) allows for finer details of font changes throughout the gui; yet, osx, THE premiere os for designers and generally revered for it's customization abilities just doesn't allow the changing of something seemingly so simple as fonts.
you may say to me, "defsquad, why don't you just increase your resolution, or even get a monitor that supports an even higher resolution". and to that i say, been there and done that. my mbp is 1440x900 (not that high of a resolution, but shouldn't have fonts that are 18px+ in size by default); surprisingly its even worse on my 1680x1050 external lcd. the larger the resolution, it seems like things don't scale to pack more in a larger pixel area.
anyway, if any of you gurus of gui have suggestions or know something that the commoner such as myself, please let us (me) know.
i'd go so far as to fedex you a six pack of the beer of your choice (is that even possible to do?).