Photoshop: Need a 150% UI scale option

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I am running Photoshop CC 2016 under 64-bit Windows 7, on a 1920 x 1080 monitor. If I choose either the 100% or Auto setting with Large fonts for the Interface, nothing is readable and it makes it impossible to see any of the lists, fonts or menu items. If I choose 200%, even with small fonts selected, everything is way too big and my image is way too small to work on for layer effects to be seen correctly. I would really like to be able to set a Custom percentage, or alternatively, be offered a 150% option. There are apparently a lot of people with the same problem, offering workarounds that simply don't work for me. Please FIX this!!!!
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SARA ZIBRAT

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I have the same problem using Photoshop on Surface Pro 3! I hope they add a custom UI scaling because it's really hard to work at the 100% and 200%. The workspace becomes either too big or too small, I hope there can be something in between. I also find this very strange because it only affects the workspace in Photoshop and none of the other Adobe programs--only a couple that I've used thus far.
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I need a custom scale too for my Dell U2713H monitor. 100% is way to small, 200% doesn't leave much room for all the dialog boxes and a good view of the subject image. 
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Many people have this request.  Adobe's answer, thus far, is that Microsoft's code that supposedly allows arbitrary scaling of UI elements, and would allow for 150% or whatever other zoom you wanted, is too buggy to use, and so they customized a 200% option that wasn't easy, and that's as far as they've been able to get with the Microsoft UI interface code begin the way it is. 
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It is more complex than that, but we are still working with Microsoft to allow more flexible UI scaling on Windows.
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Chris, that appears to be the same thing that has been said over and over regarding the problem with Microsoft's code. What I don't understand is why this appears to only be a problem with Photoshop. I am currently doing a trial of InDesign CC and it scales just fine. (FWIW, Microsoft doesn't support UI scaling in its own Office suite, and IE has never been WWW compliant, so headaches with Microsoft are endemic.)
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It is not only a problem for Photoshop - it is a problem for many applications.  Some applications don't care about the issues (or don't need precision in drawing and input), and some are working with us and Microsoft.
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3840x2160 (4K) Need a 150% UI scale option (( (Windows Scale 150%)
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I agree, please add Scaling option of 150%
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Alex

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yes we need 150% scaling
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Alex

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when is this going to come out?
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Official Response
Update: As of 10/25/17, we are closing this program to new applicants. We have a large number of participants already. Thank you to everyone who registered!

The Photoshop team has been listening to your many requests for better scaling options on Windows, and we’re happy to announce that we are ready for beta testing on this feature. Because of the large scale changes involved in this feature, we want to make sure people have the opportunity to test it out before it’s released.
 
All Windows customers are welcome to join and test, but please note that you will need to have Windows 10 Creators Edition installed in order to use the new continuously scalable user interface and per-monitor scaling. Windows 7, 8 and prior versions of Windows 10 will only support 100% and 200% - as the continuously scalable user interface requires APIs only available in Creators Edition.
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This is wonderful news, thank you for replying to this thread and letting everybody know. We've been waiting for this for years. It's really going to make the program much easier to use. When will the beta for the UI be released?
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Alex

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Jeanne, I got the email to download this beta but every time I click on the link it says access denied to download the file. I'm logged in, any ideas?
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Hi Alex,

Please try now.

Thanks,
Eric
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Alex

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ok tried again but still same error "You do not have access to the file. Please Sign in"
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Eric Ching, Employee

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I'll email you some thing to try.

Thanks,
Eric
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Hi Jeanne,

I don't suppose this patch/fix will also address users of CS5.5 on Win 10 x64?

I have upgraded since V2.0 and spent a fortune on time and resources learning about the suite.

It meets my needs and I'm not fond of having to be tethered to Adobe in order to use a program. How much harder can it be to provide something so basic that should have been part of the software to begin with? I've read where there are some suggestions about the fact that at the time (of CS5.5' release) the monitor resolutions available did not warrant it. 

I can tell you for a fact that there were high resolution monitors at the time where CS5.5 in nearly illegible unless you are 5 inches away from the screen. I raised the issue at the time and was told CS6.0 would address the problem...Not! I own three of them...and now I own a couple of 4K's. The illegible UI was an issue then with at 2560x1600 monitor and it's impossible to use on a 4K at 3840x2160.

I've been begging for an alternative other than upgrading (And still have a Beta version of a fix that I can't believe it has ever been an issue.) when what I have meets my needs. I am certain that CS5.5 users didn't pony up the kind of money that Adobes CS suites cost, to run them on an 14” RGB, monitor.

Thanks for hearing me out.

Regards,

Max P.

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This Creators Edition a Windows 10 Version or a prerelease Photoshop beta version?
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SARA ZIBRAT

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It's the next version of Windows 10. It's a features update, so be aware that many things will change on your system when it's installed.

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