Can't go to PS preferences>interlace and change text size with UI scaling to 200%. Can't do that on a Mac computer. It's grayed out.

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Need to be able to go to PS preferences>interlace and change text size with UI scaling to 200%. Can't do that on a Mac computer. It's grayed out.
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Cristen Gillespie

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Sorry, but UI scaling in Photoshop's Preferences doesn't work (yet) with Macs, as I understand it. Apple uses a different scaling system from Windows. The best you can do is set the text to Large in Preferences and restart Photoshop. Maybe someone more knowledgeable can explain why we can't use that feature on a Mac.

Apparently though, according to a thread Jeff Tranberry participated in:

"The solution on the Mac is to go to System Preferences > Displays... and choose the "Scaled" radio button and choose a setting on the "More Space" side."  Or perhaps you need the "Less Space" side. I can select "Scaled" on my Mac, but then I just get a list of resolutions for my monitor. I can pick a lower resolution to scale larger.

Perhaps that will help?
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Changing the Mac's settings for display does not effect the way an image display's it's size in photoshop. It only changes the size of the tools. That's not a solution.

The only thing that KIND OF works is hitting "get info" on the photoshop app, and checking the box that says "open in low resolution." But it's a bad bad solution as the interface looks like garbage. (but at least your work will look right) Adobe needs to fix this STAT.
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[EDIT]: Nope, it makes everything in the app look pixelated. There is no fix.
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I've never tried it before. I figured out that my Mac Pro doesn't offer the Scaled Option Jeff refers to because I don't have the right monitor for it, but it does offer the option on my Retina laptop, and it does work without turning anything into garbage. I can get one step down for larger icons and text and still fit everything onto my MBP's monitor. 2 Steps is really too large for real estate. I can go up to More (screen space) and everything gets smaller, but it fits more onto it.

I don't know what kind of monitor the OP has.  But I did just change my monitor display on the Mac Pro one step down in resolution, and  the image isn't pixelated. It's not the same as it used to be ages ago with much older monitors that were fairly low res to start with. So that, too, imo, is a possible solution if you don't have a Retina display—so long as you're satisfied with just the one step lower in resolution IF your monitor allows for it and the resolution is high enough to begin with. If you need two or more steps, maybe you can live with it, maybe not. I don't like it because I think 2 steps down on my monitor starts to make everything too blurry.

That's not the case with the Retina Display's More or Less Scaled options. It stays crisp.

So I wouldn't agree that Jeff's workaround makes everything look pixelated, at least not on either of my monitors, and definitely not on my Retina display. I can't go higher (smaller with more space) than I normally run my Mac Pro, but I can get sufficiently bigger if I need to. It does affect the image, but not noticeably, as I said, for the one stop down on my monitor.  If that bothers me, I could always do a lot of the work, then switch to the higher resolution for the final bits, and have still spared my eyes for the easy, less critical stuff.

And on the Retina display, the image doesn't appear to be affected, only the interface. I'm pretty happy knowing I've got all these options that do return a nice, crisp display. I just learned something new. It never was a good option on my ancient PCs and older monitors, but today. . . seems workable.

Maybe Apple will make it easy for Adobe to offer more customization at some point. But if you can't wait for that, this is better than the joke solutions I've seen people put up.<G>