Photoshop: Can't decipher hieroglyphs nor see tini-weeny symbols

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Where can one find an explanation for what ALL the tiny graphical symbols on the various windows are supposed to represent. A text pop up would be nice. ALSO they are so small I basically need a magnifying glass to tell one from another. Anyway to have menu and or symbols appear larger? And why can;t the transform options be made as a selection window. I literally FAR prefer PS 4.0 over CC - I wish it was actually useable (legible) but so far it definitely is NOT. HIGHLY disappointed to put it mildly.
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mark McMurtry

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Posted 3 years ago

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David, Official Rep

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Hi Mark,

If you are speaking of the icons for the various tools in the Toolbox of Photoshop, if you mouse over any of them, you will get a balloon help that tells you what each is.  You can control the size of your text UI via Preferences > Interface.

As for the transform options, I don't quite understand what you're asking.  Could you please clarify?

Thanks,
David
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Chris Cox

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There are tooltips on most of the controls in Photoshop.

Which specific version of Photoshop are you using?
What OS version are you using?
Are you using a high resolution display on Windows? If so, have you set Photoshop preferences to scale the UI by 200% ?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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As Chris says, if you have a HiDPI monitor you scale the use under Edit>Preferences>Interface... and set the Scaling to 200%. Restart Photoshop for the changes to take effect.