Photoshop CS6: Text and font size issues using Windows 10 and Retina Display Laptop

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I bought a new laptop in Feb 2017: retina display, windows 10 preinstalled. I use Creative Suite a lot, still using CS6 because my internet is unreliable in our remote location so Creative Cloud is out of the question. After installing CS6, I opened Photoshop and Bridge to discover the tiny text and menu problem, which seems common. I looked for a solution in forums and found this:

This solved the problem but left me with a horrible resolution while using PS and Bridge. I am nearly cross-eyed. It's really blurry. The whole point of buying the new laptop was to maximise the resolution of images that I'd taken with my Canon 5D Mark 111, to improve my capacity to do post-production in Bridge, RAW and Photoshop.

Does anyone have any idea about how to solve this issue? I find it a bit staggering that in this day and age of innovation, Adobe and Microsoft can't work together to resolve an issue that must effect thousands of people. I may have to just bite the bullet and move to a Mac.

Thanks in advance for your wisdom.
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Howdy Lindy,

It doesn't look like anyone's gotten back to  you on this, so let me take a wag at it.

My first recommendation is to use the new Creative Cloud suite.  Seriously, trust me on this.  Life will be better and it will work.  CS6 is not going to get much more love as it's a five years old.  That's pretty ancient in computer terms; literally thousands of bug fixes and improvements have gone into the app since CS6 came out.

Now, you're gonna say, "but my internet connection is terrible."  That's okay.  If you can post here, it's probably good enough.  Once you download the app, it runs locally.  You do need to connect to the internet every few WEEKS to maintain your license, but that's about it.  Nothing is done over the web -- all the work happens on your machine.  I use it all the time when I'm traveling, usually to places where the internet is a legendary thing found only in big cities.  Plus you get zillions of improvements you don't even know you want yet...8-)

You might say that you still REALLY don't want to go to CC.  I get it.  I was skeptical at first, but it really is better.  But, if for some reason you just CANNOT make that change, you might find some relief going to Windows10's Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display for a bunch of different options to make your display (or just parts of it) larger.  Not something I play with too much, other than the general setting of 150% found under Display (which I've sometimes set to 200% when I can't find my glasses!).

I hope that helps.  Feel free to ask follow up questions if you'd like.