How can I make the photoshop screen and all its icons, text, etc. bigger?

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I've just downloaded photoshop onto my new lenovo yoga laptop and all of the screen labels and icons are very tiny - hard for me to read. Any ideas about how to make everything bigger?
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Go to Edit > Preferences > Experimental Features
Choose "Scale UI 200% for high-density displays (Windows Only)"
Choose "Ok"
Restart Photoshop

Photoshop UI will now display at 200%. This is an experimental feature so there will be a few areas where we are not 200%. Such as Scripting, File Info dialog, Adobe Drive, etc... We are currently working to finish these areas.
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You can also just increase the size of the font by going to

Edit > Preferences > Interface
Choose "UI Font Size" (Tiny, Small, Medium, Large)
Choose "OK"
Restart Photoshop

Photoshop UI will now display with a different text size. Icons will remain the same. Depending on your machine, 200% might be too big for the number of pixels you have available.
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Thank you! BTW - The Preferences>Interface>UIFontSize strategy did not work. I had to use the Experimental Features process.