Photoshop CS6: How do I increase the size of icons on menu?

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I just got CS6. The icons are so teeny that I can't see them! I can't read the menus and I'm getting a serious headache just trying to find stuff. How in the heck do you change the icon size? And, is there any way to change the gray on gray color theme? I am not able to use this expensive program without really straining! I have a large monitor, too.
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Chris Cox

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You can't change the icon size. They're designed for a 100 dpi display.
On MacOS there is support for the 200dpi retina displays (make sure you install the updates).
But if you're on a normal 100 dpi display and the icons are hard to see - then something is messing with Photoshop's drawing, like a utility or OS scaling setting (which doesn't work so well).
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So, how do I change the size of the type on the menus? If I can't, then good grief! I'm on a PC, not a MAC, and I'm almost in tears at how difficult it is to see anything! Is there a setting for someone with vision issues? I know that sounds counter-intuitive for a Photoshop user, but I can see my work, I just can't see the silly little tools.
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It's March 2018 and I still have the too small icons on my screen. If Adobe support reads and responds to problem issues like this one I need an answer right now! And look at all the other customers who have the same problem. Please help
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If you're using CS6, it's very old. The current version of Photoshop CC (19.1.x) supports scaling up to 400%. https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/whats-new.html#CSUI
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This is effing pathetic....get off your a$$ and fix this adobe!
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Cristen Gillespie

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Fix what, jdlev? Are you suggesting that there is no scaling in the current version of Photoshop, that it isn't working for you, or that Photoshop should fix something that is old—the way manufacturers of major appliances (and computers) put new features into their old products out of the goodness of their heart?
If you think you should be able to scale your UI and you can't, or you can, but think it's inadequate for your needs, that's something you'll need to be specific about, including in your description of the problem your OS and PS version.
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Corinne I think this is the best temporarily solution that I found. Before you open Photoshop, click start>settings>system, then set the 'Change the size of text, apps and other items' to the smallest possible (mine 100%). Open Photoshop, then change again the setting to around 200%. Unfortunately if you close Photoshop and open it again without doing this step, the toolbars will come again too small, but at least this will surely help for the time being