CC 2015 UI scaling Bug on Windows SurfacePro systems

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CC 2015 UI Scale seting AUTO scale UI to 2X when is should not Adobe UI requires a 1024xc768 display when you scale a 2k display like on a surface pro 3 the display is like a 1080x720 display use on its 2160x1440 display. Photoshop UI does not fit...
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What OS version are you using?
What size display are you using?
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John McAssey

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Like problem report a Surface Pro 3 display 2160x1440 its 12" 216PPI.

I have Windows 10 Preview build 10130 installed on it.
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Surface Book display: 3000 x 2000 on a 13" screen
Windows 10
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Same problem!! Just updated to PS 2015 and the UI is blown up to kindergarten sizes! I'm using a Surface Pro 2 w/Windows 8.1 on a 1920x1080 resolution. The workspace within all the menus and sidebars is unusably small. Tried looking for a simple UI preference setting with no luck. I don't understand why that is not standard!? Also, I do not want to have to change the Windows display settings to fix this as that will just make all of my other application windows and menus even smaller so I don't want to fix one problem to create a million other problems. Please help!
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Update:

Edit > Preferences > Interface > UI Scaling > 100%

Why would an update change this!? Especially when the CC 2015 Update is touting left and right that it saves preferences and presets??? This is actually the first update where it deleted all my preferences and presets!
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The Surface pro 2 1920x1080 would be like a 960x540 display at 2x Photoshop UI will not fit.

2x will only work on 4K displays many of which are not high resolution displays so all 2x does for the low resolution 4K display is wast space.

I hope Adobe is still working with Microsoft to workout simething the will work on small high resolution displays. 2x does not work on them
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If you see my last Update, the change I made did the trick just fine. I just don't know why preferences were changed in the first place despite advertising the opposite. It defaulted to 200%, I was able to adjust it down to 100%
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Yes you can get around Adobe's bug by chaging the buggy Auto setting to 100%. The Auto setting scale Photoshop UI on High resolution displays that do not hat the required number of pixels liks the surface Pro line. The surface pro 2 has a 1K display and the surface pro 3 has a 2k display. 200% scaling requires at least a 3k display for Adobe Photoshop UI to fit on the display. The Auto setting will also most likely scale low resolution 4K display UI 200% waste space with a huge UI.

The problem is Adobe only offers a 200% scaling options for no rounding will occure. Four native pixels will be used to make one 200% UI pixel. What is needed are other scaling options like 125% and 150% at these scaling factors there will be rounding problems the UI will Fit but the qualty will suffer a little. However the UI will fit and have a more useable size.

More displaye are adding touch support and Pen Support. Photoshop need a touch friendly UI. Scaling Photoshop current UI is not really touch friendlt.