Elements: Support scalable user interface UI for high resolution monitors

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The fonts in Photoshop menus, toolbars and dialog boxes are too small for me, making the sotware almost unusable. I tried to find a way to enlarge them, but there seems to be no solution. Searches on Google confirmed this.

The time when people with CRTs were lowering the resolution to increase font size is over, really. Now we have LCDs with native resolution of almost 1080p, if not more, so there is truly a need to adjust font size. Windows 7 has a facility allowing to scale fonts of application, this works for many programs, but Photoshop and also Premiere seem to just override this and make a custom UI with tiny fonts.

Fortunately for me, I discovered this while trying the demo version. I will probably have to choose some other product for image and video editing.
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Eric Buist

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Renie Hamman

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I had this problem in PSE8 and thought with all the complaints about it, that adobe would correct the problem in PSE10, but apparently they didn't. I mean the font is sooooooo small, no one can read the menu bar or task bar comfortably. What are they thinking? And just an FYI - I tried the trial version on my 17" laptop, but that's the computer I need to use the PSE on, so after trying it and realizing that you still can't increase the font size on the menu bar, I will have to try another photo editing program because I simply can't work on this. It's bizzare that adobe still hasn't corrected this extremely annoying problem.
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Jason Ward

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And these people are supposed to be the design experts? WTF?
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Simon Field

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COME ON ADOBE. Release a fix to allow scaleable fonts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Official Response
Elements 13.1, which was released yesterday, provides manual control for settings 200% scaling for HiDPI:

Choose Help>Updates... to install the update.
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Fletcher Chambliss

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My Elements 12 said i was up to date! Driving me crazy