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Dec 26, 2017

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Is there any way to make the icons in the menu bars larger--they're about 1 pt in size and I really have to strain to discern which is which. I've already tried re-installing FM and also Edit/Preferences/Interface.

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How to make menu bar icons larger

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Is there any way to make the icons in the menu bars larger--they're about 1 pt in size and I really have to strain to discern which is which. I've already tried re-installing FM and also Edit/Preferences/Interface.

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Hi HelpAngel,

Are you using Fm 2015? You have two sizes for the icons but it looks like you already found that in Prefs > Interface. Just confirming that the size set to large, and you restarted the software after the change?

Is this a new issue because you recently moved to a 4K display? One of the new features in Fm 2017 is support for these HiDPI displays.

From Adobe FrameMaker (2017 release)-New Features :

Support for high resolution displays

Now work with the full clarity of high definition displays (up to 4K - 3840 x 2160), as FrameMaker automatically scales to fit the system resolution. Enjoy the new interface with crisp icons and a richer contrast ratio.

See also FrameMaker 2017: Support for Hi-Resolution

~Barb

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New Here ,
Dec 26, 2017

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Hi Barb,

I'm using 2015. I re-downloaded onto a new Win10 computer with 1920 x 1080

resolution (and restarted after attempts to change the icon size).

HelpAngel

On Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 1:37 PM, BarbBinder <forums_noreply@adobe.com>

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 27, 2017

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You might want to experiment with changing the Compatibility settings in your FM shortcut - there's a setting concerning high DPI displays in there that had an impact on older versions of FM.

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What about customizing the toolbar icons?

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2372009

Btw:

In FM 2017, the default toolbar icons seems to be limited to small and monochrome:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\FrameMaker\14\maker.ini

[Preferences]

ToolBarIconsColor=Monochrome

ToolBarIconsSize=Small

Although these properties can be changed in an editor (Monochrome -> Colored, Small -> Large), after a Framemaker restart, they are ressetted to Monochrome and Small. No default colored big icons for nobody anymore?

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I watched the video in the Tech Comm Tools reply, and I have the following observations:

  • I don't want to change everything for all tools I use in Windows 10. The default icons for FrameMaker are the *only* ones that are microscopic by default.
  • Over time my eyes relied on both color and icon shape to help me quickly find the icon I was looking for.
  • The link "Make text and other items larger or smaller" does not exist in my version of Windows 10. (I would not use it anyway, because the icons in all other applications I use are fine.)

All in all, the decisions made about icons in FrameMaker 2017 are an epic fail.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Hi bufossil,

I also miss the option for colorful icons, and for the two icon sizes—they were easier to locate quickly. You can put in a feature request here: Tracker​.

Let us know here after you do, I would gladly vote for it.

~Barb

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There already a ticket for this here:

Tracker

If you want to vote on it, please do on this ticket 😉

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Nice suggestion, never knew there was such a request form. I just submitted three.

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HelpAngel, you may have a look at my website.

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Here's a suitable workaround if you don't mind the pixels upscaling for your menu bars.

  1. Open the File Location of the [Adobe FrameMaker 2015] executable file.
  2. Right-click on the executable file to load the pop-up option menu and click [Properties]
  3. The [Adobe FrameMaker 2015 Properties] window will appear. In the Compatibility Tab, find the Settings area and Click on the [Change high DPI settings] button.
  4. The [Adobe FrameMaker 2015 Properties] sub-menu window will appear. In the High DPI scaling override area, check the [Override high DPI scaling behavior.] option and in the [Scaling performed by:] dropdown, choose [System (enhanced)].
  5. Click [OK] to close the sub-menu window. Click [OK] to close the properties window.
  6. Double click on the Executable file to check if that worked. (You may notice a bit of a upscaling issue in terms of clarity, but you will no longer have to read 4k pixel density anymore.

Increasing Toolbar size in FM to 4k.png

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