Photoshop CS6: My tools are tiny

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I am 75 years old. Used your products for 30 years. Must have been one of the first customers. Spent thousands of dollars on product.s as a hobbyist and teachers... So l fed up. Can't wait see my product because I changed win 10 and a new computer and can not see my tools. are tiny. Tried to understand the fixes. Can't do it.. Take a look at my account t and please send me something that works. Yours sadly.
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Julie Ann Lockett

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  • very very cheated and sad

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You mentioned a new computer. Did it come with a new monitor screen? If so, you may have a 4k (super super high resolution) screen, which makes the tools look tiny.

Please try going to the menu Edit->Preferences->Interface

In the "Text" section, look for "UI Scaling" and make sure it is set to 200%.

If it's still too small, you might have to change your screen resolution on your computer to be 1920x1080.

Hopefully that helps. It has been a request for several years from the community to have a more scalable user interface...
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Julie Ann Lockett

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I have tried that but it affects all My other programs. I will have a go thanks for responding.
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John Maguire

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It's a know glitch, my screen is at 1920X1080 and no matter what the setting in PS, nothing changes.
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Julie Ann Lockett

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So? What do I do?
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John Maguire

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All we can do is hope the adobe techs fix it.  I think Max meant to change the setting in photoshop preferences, Not windows
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True... My first suggestion was in Photoshop. I offered the secondary  windows solution as a backup... though you may have to do the windows resolution fix first just to *see* the photoshop menu options, then switch it back after?
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Thanks max, I'm working on it.....prom pictures. Really frustrated.
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Julie Ann Lockett

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Thanks John., I'm so disappointed that I can't see to use it.
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Hi Julie, It looks you own Photoshop CS6 and Elements 14. Elements 14 should support Windows 10 and scalable UI for HiDPI (high resolution monitor). Are you having trouble with Elements? Or are you referring to CS6?

CS6, unfortunately, is too old and does not support HiDPI. Current versions of Photoshop CC support 200% scaling for HiDPI, making the UI twice as large on a high resolution monitor.
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Jeffrey T:  Like Julie, I am 76 and have no need for a monthly subscription to CC.  I've also been a customer since PhotoShop 4.5 and have paid you a lot of money for updates for many years, and this is how Adobe repays its most loyal longtime customers?  With a finger, and don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out?

Upgrade to a 4k screen, and get out a magnifying glass, Gramps, or  else reduce your screen size to 1920x1080 for one application?  Are you listening to what you're saying?

"CS6 is too old"?  Gimme a break.  You just want to force everyone to pay for your subscription version.

Give your legacy customers at least back to CS6 a fix, or may your adobe house turn back to mud in a flood of complaints as more people catch on to your scam.
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I agree with you All this money and mall theses yrears of keeping up to date yhrthrou student college and career at buff all state The through retirement. I am so disappointed.

I have the discs from the first edition.
I am sorry this is the best you ca
N do adobe.

From the loyalist customer. Who can't afford your new ways

JulieAnn lockett
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Josef Prall

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JulieAnn, if you have PS7, install it.  Works just fine at a proper size on my 4k screen.  Ver. 7 has most of the everyday tools.

Makes you wonder, tho.  If PS7 works at 4k, why not PS CS6?  




  Shot by me at Fairmont, Nebraska, 21 Aug 2017.
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Lovely shot. Thanks for the advice will try it