Icons so small on Dell XPS you can hardly see them

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You need to make photoshop compatible with HD screens. I have a Dell XPS 15 and the icons are so small you cant see them and yet Lightroom works fine. It's a little embarrassing for Adobe and really annoying for the user. When will this be rectified?
Also the clone tool in Lightroom is rubbish and the reduce noise feature is now only limited to a brush...bad move and needs to be put back on the main options.
Sorry it's a bit of a rant but really annoying when trying to use it every day
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bradley beckhill

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Adam Jerugim, Employee

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We released a version of Photoshop (CC 2014) on 6/18/14 that allows users to scale the PS UI to 200% on Windows OS (so icons are bigger on HiDPI displays). To get the benefit of that change, you'll need to have the latest version of PS installed on your system. Before changing anything in PS proper, go to your Win 8 display settings and move the slider for "Change the size of all items" to the far right (Larger) and click the Apply button. Then launch Photoshop CC 2014 and go to Preferences > Experimental Features and enable "Scale UI 200%". Then quit and re-launch the app.
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As far as Noise adjustments and Lightroom goes, it hasn't changed. It is available as Noise Reduction in the Adjustment Brush, the Graduated Filter, the Radial Filter and globally in the Detail panel.
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That's fantastic and now sorted. I had spoken on live chat with one of your technical guys ( Tanvi)who told me today that it was something you was working on, not that you had resolved it and there was something that could be done about it.
I stand corrected about Lightroom noise reduction but the clone and heal tool isn't the best, but can live with that as I normally do that in Photoshop anyway.
Thanks all for the help :-)
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Does the 200% scaling work with CS6 or just CC?
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Chris Cox

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It was added in Photoshop CC 2014, and will be available in all later versions.
Photoshop CS6 is several versions behind, and will not be getting new features.
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Much simpler - Right Click on the Photoshop Program File Shortcut (Normally found here: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Adobe...[the exact path will vary depending on your exact version) then click on Properties. Go to the Compatibility Tab. Select Change High DPI Settings. Click the High DPI Scaling Override and Change the option to System. That should now open the program correctly scaled.