text sizing in LR Classic

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Is there a way to increase the text size in the LR Classic modules. Particularly the keywording module.

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Edmund Gall

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Hi Jim! I don't know of any feature that does that within LR, so you might have to rely on accessibility tools provided by your operating system.

If you're a Mac user, maybe look at the Zoom feature: https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk/macos-mojave-magnifying-screen

For Windows, it's the Magnifier feature: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/11542/windows-use-magnifier-to-make-things-easier-to-see

Hope this helps!..
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The Lightroom Classic Preferences dialog has a tab called 'Interface'. You can set different font scaling there. It does require a restart to enable. 
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Thanks Rikk and Edmund.

Preferences> Interface was set to Automatic. I switched it to medium, but that seemed to be the same size. So I tried next size up Large (150%). That was a big change in size, but it uses up WAY too much of my working space.

Be nice if there was something halfway between, or a slider so it could be scaled to suit old eyes.

I'll check out the windows feature Edmond and see what happens

Thanks for quick responses.
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I set it to "Large" and restarted LR, I can't see a difference in the interface. MacOS Mojave, LR 9.2.
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Edmund: The Magnifier tool in Windows has possibilities but it is a floating magnifying glass (sort of) and while it works OK for looking at the keyword panel (although it doesn't show it all) the magnifier follows the cursor EVERYWHERE which gets in the way of looking at/selecting  from the grid.

I suspect I better get new glasses, or a larger screen and use the LR Interface feature.

Or find a fountain of youth...
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Carlos: two screen grabs to show the difference. Win 10
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here's the second (no changes to any other settings 
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I can reduce the size of the side panels, keeping the font large, and reduce the height of the film strip, and then reduce the size of the thumbnails but the top bar is fixed.   Working area is still quite small. I'll need to compromise somewhere: glasses monitor, or small working area