Elements 10: Not able to change font size for the main menus

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Used PS for years and just upgraded to 10. Very unhappy. need to see the menu in order to be productive. I will not purchase additional add on until this problem is fixed. Otherwise PS is a GREAT product. If the font size can't be changed in these menus then photoshop is no longer customer freindly.
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Chris Cox

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Photoshop 10 is a couple years old now. Are you referring to Photoshop Elements 10?

And what exactly are you seeing that prevents you from changing the font size? (which normally changes in the type tool options bar, not from menus)
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Steven Hopkins

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Sorry it is Elements 10. This is much different than my old Photoshop. I found what your talking about and that works. Looks like I need to go through all the lessons. Thanks
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Neeraj, Employee

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Hi Steven Hopkins,

In Elements 10 ,If you want to change the font size of Type , you can directly from options bar of type tool.
and if you want to change the UI of menu items, there are no options for it.

thanks
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June Vincente

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After reading all the comments and seeing that there is no solution for the menu and task bar font size it is really unacceptable that this has existed for years with no resolution.
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Chris Cox

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Windows UI scaling was implemented in Elements 13.1.
See http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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that's disappointing. I'm trying to determine how to change the font size in the menus. The font must be 8pt, it's tiny! There must be a way to adjust it...
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Neeraj, Employee

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In Elements there are no feature for changing the font size of UI.
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BRUCE PALMER

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Hi,

I was very disappointed when I tried to read the user interface words I have a 22 inch screen and all I have on the letters at the top is 3mm and no way seen to increase them or choose my own color scheme so that I can read it I am using elements 10 which after using pdf files that are easily increased for readability I can not understand why a photo shop program would not have the ability to do this after reading the posts here I see other programs have been worked on and maybe elements may be fixed some day. The idea of light grey on grey backgrounds ??? If i have my face a foot from the screen I can make then out however it is also close enough for a massive headache. PLEASE Adobe gurus is there something that can be done to fix Elements 10 quickly. Also if you really desire to hear from your customers please make it easier to send an email or make a phone call.
Thank you,
Bill
Ps: Is there now a way to change the UI fonts and color scheme?? It would be very much appreciated.
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Judy Illick

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I too am extremely frustrated that we cannot change the UI fonts and color scheme of the menu bar in Photoshop Elements 9. the grey and especially the black make it very difficult to work in - definitely NOT user friendly. Will an update be coming to rectify this frustrating problem - it looks like I am NOT the only one frustrated. I would not have bought the product if I knew that it would be difficult to see!!
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Yes. The team is looking at changes for future versions to make user interface elements larger and allow for more contrast in the UI.
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If I Uninstall Win7 64-bit (Disc 2 of 5) and then install the regular Windows version (Disc 1 of 5) will the font size in the User Interface (i.e., 'File', 'Edit', 'View', ect.) be larger?
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Judy Illick

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How long will I have to wait for an upgrade - I can't use it the way it is.
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stan pelz

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i figured out how to increase the font size:
once you type your text into you photo, highlight the text itself. then, you adjust the font size in the toolbar that runs horizontally above the the photo window. however you can't simply use the drop down menu to adjust the font size. you have to actually but your cursor into the font size box and type in a value to replace the value thats currentlylisted in there. in other words, if the font size says "72 pt," try typing in a larger value like "200." this way, you can make the font size as large as you wish.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Elements: need larger fonts for bad eyesight.


Adobe needs to change the size of menu fonts in Photoshop Elements 9 and many other Adobe programs so they are readable by people with normal vision. This includes people with glasses or contact lenses whose corrected vision is normal. There are hundreds of comments about this issue on your website yet you have taken no action. I am considering lodging a complaint against Adobe with the Australian Human Rights Commission because the very small menu fonts in many Adobe products discriminate against people with normal vision. Meanwhile I shall use Photoshop SLE which I purchased in 1999.
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My topic was NOT entitled "Need larger fonts for bad eyesight".

My point is that the menu font size is not suitable for people with normal eyesight which includes people with glasses or contact lenses whose corrected vision is normal.

I made a new topic because this conversation covers font sizes which CAN be adjusted as well as the menu font size which CANNOT be adjusted.

I am so glad I didn't buy a way more expensive version of Photoshop and I certainly won't be doing that until I know for sure that this huge problem has been fixed.
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Mark Hetchler

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So here we are at Photoshop Elements 12. No change. Menu fonts are still microscopic and they cannot be changed. Standard Windows settings are overridden.

Obviously Adobe does not care. So be it, last $$ I ever spend with you. I'll file a complaint with my local ADA enforcement agency and Microsoft on my way out the door...
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Shirley Pipitone

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See above
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Peter Tims

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Ps 2015 will not adjust my font size in UI past 200% or Auto, I am running a newer 4K res on Windows 10. Adobe dropped the ball on being compatible with the newer high res machines. MS products and other Apps work fine. Bring your magnifying glass to run Adobe products
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What is the solution??? I am 74 now I was 70 when I requested to be able to use the program. Unfortunately the computer I had my elements program on was with me in the Philippines Nov 8th 2013 when I was under water in my room I have a new computer now can I get an updated program to put on my new computer so I can see the new changes? Ps Yahoo Messenger is now guilty of the same problem of using colors and fonts that are unreadable hahaha did your programmer go to work for them after you fired him?
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UI Scaling on Windows was added in Elements 13.1 : http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
Elements 10 came out a few years before high dpi displays were available on Windows.
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BRUCE PALMER

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I want a REFUND you have had long enough to fix this problem!!!!
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Chris Cox

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Again, UI scaling for Windows was already added in Elements 13.1.
Older versions of Elements cannot get new features.
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BRUCE PALMER

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Then make a newer version available to everyone that couldn't use the older version!
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Chris Cox

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You can purchase the new version if you need the features offered by the new version.
The old version is still usable on the systems it was written for.
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BRUCE PALMER

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well I guess a blind elephant could use it then thanks for the consideration you should be glad to upgrade to a usable version for no charge since you know it was too hard for many people to use but if that is the way your company is the count one less customer
reviews of company attitude spread like wildfire today!
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I am on a subscription licence for a Ps 2015 copy. I am hoping 2016 will have a fix for the UI Interface font sizing and scaling issues for 4K Ultra High Res monitors. I literally have a magnifying glass at my side to read the tiny menus. Adjust my monitor settings? No way, I love 4K and so do my MS products and other brand Apps. How absurd that Adobe wont take action to fix this problem sooner with a patch or accelerated release.
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This topic is about ELEMENTS, specifically Elements 10.
Photoshop has had the 200% UI scaling for Windows feature since CC 2014.  Please see the exiting topics about how to enable the UI scaling if it does not automatically turn on.
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Peter Tims

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200% feature is unresponsive. Where are these topics?
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Peter Tims

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I am running Ps 2016 (experimental not available). The 200% feature has NO affect on the menu size in the 200% or Auto modes for my 4K montior. Even Adobe tech support has stated they are unable to fix this issue unless one wants to make some registry changes.
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I am confused.  Can I scale UI menu in Elements 10.  I cant find an experimental setting under preferences?  Or is this just available in newer versions?  Which means that I have an unusable $80 program.
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Peter Tims

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I don't know where it would be in your program, but I use Ps CC 2015. There, in preferences, under "interface" the 200% setting does nothing to the increase the font size of the Ps program menu's - this while using a 4K monitor. Zip, nada. I have to wear thicker glasses now to see the letters.
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BRUCE PALMER

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So does it work or not I would check but my computer was under water during Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines and was destroyed Can I download a new copy from Photoshop somehow.
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Peter Tims

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the sizing feature does not work for me and Ps has no solution.
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Hi Bruce, I see you have Elements 10 registered to your account. It doesn't have HiDPI/UI scaling support. You can download an new installer for Elements 10 here: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/photoshop-elements-downloads.html
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In version 10, can you use Edit>Preferences and find Type? I think it should have font preview size options there.
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Stephen Ceisel

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That doesnt work for version 10.  Not available until 13.