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130 Points

Sat, Sep 28, 2013 10:21 PM

Photoshop CS6: How do I increase the size of icons on menu?

I just got CS6. The icons are so teeny that I can't see them! I can't read the menus and I'm getting a serious headache just trying to find stuff. How in the heck do you change the icon size? And, is there any way to change the gray on gray color theme? I am not able to use this expensive program without really straining! I have a large monitor, too.

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15.1K Messages

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195.8K Points

7 years ago

You can't change the icon size. They're designed for a 100 dpi display.
On MacOS there is support for the 200dpi retina displays (make sure you install the updates).
But if you're on a normal 100 dpi display and the icons are hard to see - then something is messing with Photoshop's drawing, like a utility or OS scaling setting (which doesn't work so well).

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130 Points

7 years ago

So, how do I change the size of the type on the menus? If I can't, then good grief! I'm on a PC, not a MAC, and I'm almost in tears at how difficult it is to see anything! Is there a setting for someone with vision issues? I know that sounds counter-intuitive for a Photoshop user, but I can see my work, I just can't see the silly little tools.

15.1K Messages

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You can change the UI font size in preferences, then restart the app to pick up the change.

No, there is no setting for vision issues. Windows UI scaling APIs just doesn't work yet.

It really sound like something on your system is causing Photoshop to draw incorrectly. The normal icons should be fine, unless your vision is around 20/4000.

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120 Points

no, there is a serious problem with the size of the menu. You either have eagle eyes, or you aren't seeing what Corrine and I are seeing...Oh wait, we can barely see anything.

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195.8K Points

Please see the previous answers.

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90 Points

It's now been two years and I have  27" 4K monitor with a native resolution 3840 x 2160. My eyesight is just fine; however, the GUI in CS6 is miopic... Any news since your last suggestions?

Please don't bother with the CC version. After upgrading CS fro the very beginning and find out I now need to be tehered to Adobe to run your programs, is offensive at best. 

In any case, I'm not asking about CS2, but CS6. Everyone else seems to feel providing the ability to correct the way the GUI dispays, seems rather obvious. No, scaling in Win 10 doesn't do it. And I wasn't too crazy about modifying the registry on my 30" monitors running dual-link display resolutions to make Cs 5.5 useable. but now its ridiculous...

Thanks.

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60 Points

The miniscule size is unbearable. Please do something Adobe. 

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104 Points

2 years ago

i found a way around, not perfect but works. Uninstall completely Photoshop (Delete also any Photoshop and Bridge folders in C:Program files>Adobe> and also restart PC) now go to start>settings>Systems and change the 'Change the size of text, apps and other items' to the smallest possible (mine 100%). Now install Photoshop normally and open it. As soon as you open it you should notice that with setting 100% the toolbars are exactly the same as they were in your previous Photoshop. Now you can change the 'Change the size of text, apps and other items' to around 200% and this should make your toolbars much more pleasant. I hope this helps cause it surely did help me :)

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62 Points

2 years ago

Thank you for the helpful tip regarding the display settings to get the Illustrator interface larger.  I changed my computer display settings to 100% and that did the trick!  THANK YOU!

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210 Points

2 years ago

Hi all, you can let WIndows 10 handle scaling in apps that don't support it!

  • Right click on the PS icon in the start menu and choose Open File Location.
  • Right click on the PS icon you see now and choose Properties.
  • On the Compatibility tab, click Change high-DPI Settings.
  • Choose System or System (Enhanced) as below.  
  • Click OK and close these Windows.
  • The next time you open Photoshop from this icon, it will scale properly.
  • Repeat this process for any other Shortcuts (desktop/taskbar) that you use to open PShop.


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70 Points

Fantastic. Thanks for sorting out yet another Windows 10 issue.

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60 Points

You are brilliant!!!! Thank you so very much!! it worked like a charm!!

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60 Points

This worked fantastic for the toolbar sizes.  I am using CS4 I just moved to a new Surface Book 2 Windows 10 system.  Unfortunately, now the image fill only a fraction of their window and I cannot find a way to increase that.  Also, the Window-Arrange tool does not show the current selection so that seems to be a sign of something amiss with windows generally. Oddly, if I grab a window to move it, the image, which had been floating above it, at a much reduced size, suddenly snaps to fill the window until I release from the move.  I found the answer to be in the bottom selection, use "System" instead of "System (Enhanced)".

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80 Points

Hey thanks man. It worked like a charm. I wonder why your solution is not on the top. The top comments are all- 'you can't do it, you wanker.' So I was really disheartened. But you're a relief!

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210 Points

Thanks. This forum doesn't sort on usefulness like StackExchange, so we have to scroll down. C'est la vie!

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60 Points

a year ago

This worked like a charm! Running Windows 10 on a LG Gram 14" laptop. Many thanks!

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210 Points

Glad to help... I signed up to post that news. By not having to crank out a whole new operating system every couple of years, Windows 10 is actually getting better in some ways with time. I am on a 4K monitor and my Photoshop menus were microscopic before this tweak.

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70 Points

I didn't see this when I thanked you above. I had same issue with with 4K screen Even though its 42" the text was as you say was miniscule. I used the technique to sort the same issue with Franzis HDR. I'm going to do a screen grab of this and save it for the next time. 

Cheers Pete

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60 Points

Many thanks. it worked perfectly well. Remain blessed

Louis

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60 Points

9 months ago

That did it! I don't understand why Microsoft's own techs don't know this stuff (or offer it). Thank you Matthew Lee. I just moved CS6 to a Lenovo P53 and I run PS on a Wacom Cintiq 21UX. Your solution works great on the Wacom and on the new Lenovo OLED! 

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60 Points

2 months ago

Thank you Matthew Lee. This worked for me