Photoshop CC 19.1: UI doubled in size (Win 10)

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Hello. My entire Photoshop layout has doubled in size with this new update; it looks like it's in Windows Safe Mode. Is there a way to fix this? I am currently uninstalling and re-downloading the previous version because my eyes were melting from the bloated interface.Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Photoshop CC 2018 (19.1) update now available.
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Official Response

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the frustration. To be clear, if you have Windows 10 Creators Update or later, you now control your Photoshop UI in the System settings for your display.

This implementation is in line with Windows DPI scaling guidelines, but we understand this may affect your preferred UI experience. Going forward we welcome your feedback as we will continue to adapt to rapidly changing monitor resolutions and multiple monitor configurations. 

In the meantime, here are few suggestions that might improve your current experience:

1. Increase or decrease the font size: 
- Go to Edit > Preferences > Interface
- Modify "UI Font Size"
- Restart Photoshop

2. Disable large tabs (to increase space if they are too large):
- Go to Edit > Preferences > Workspace
- Deselect "Large Tabs"

3. Enable narrow options bar:
- Go to Edit > Preferences > Workspace
- Check "Enable Narrow Options Bar"
- Restart Photoshop

For more information on continuously scalable user-interface (CSUI), please click here

Hope that helps! As I said, we want your feedback. As we go forward we would appreciate hearing what about the current scaling options or lack of them are problematic for you and how you would prefer to interact with your UI.