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Why is the mouse pointer huge in InDesign?

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Feb 24, 2015

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I just updated InDesign CC 2014 and now my mouse pointer appears huge in the InDesign interface.  It appears normal size when hovering over toolbars though.  I have attached two images to show what I am describing.  The mouse pointer also appears normal size in other Photoshop, Illustrator and everywhere else in my PC, so I'm pretty sure the problem was caused by the update.  The huge mouse pointer appears in all InDesign files, so I know it's not a file related issue.  Any ideas on how to get it back to normal?

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There is another thread here:@ Illustrator CC 2014 interface size too big.

Please follow the instructions:

  • Close all Adobe applications.
  • Right click on "my computer" icon
  • Click properties
  • Select Advanced System Settings or Advanced Tab (Based on your OS)
  • Click on the "Environment Variables..." button.
  • Click New... button on System Variables section, You can also set this in User Variables section, if you would like to keep the change limited to current logged in user
  • In the "New system variable" dialog, enter UI_SCALE_FACTOR in variable name field
  • Enter 1 in the Variable value field
  • Click OK

Launch InDesign and check if it is resolved.

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Why is the mouse pointer huge in InDesign?

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Feb 24, 2015

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I just updated InDesign CC 2014 and now my mouse pointer appears huge in the InDesign interface.  It appears normal size when hovering over toolbars though.  I have attached two images to show what I am describing.  The mouse pointer also appears normal size in other Photoshop, Illustrator and everywhere else in my PC, so I'm pretty sure the problem was caused by the update.  The huge mouse pointer appears in all InDesign files, so I know it's not a file related issue.  Any ideas on how to get it back to normal?

IMG_2007.jpgIMG_2008.jpg

There is another thread here:@ Illustrator CC 2014 interface size too big.

Please follow the instructions:

  • Close all Adobe applications.
  • Right click on "my computer" icon
  • Click properties
  • Select Advanced System Settings or Advanced Tab (Based on your OS)
  • Click on the "Environment Variables..." button.
  • Click New... button on System Variables section, You can also set this in User Variables section, if you would like to keep the change limited to current logged in user
  • In the "New system variable" dialog, enter UI_SCALE_FACTOR in variable name field
  • Enter 1 in the Variable value field
  • Click OK

Launch InDesign and check if it is resolved.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 25, 2015

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What is your monitor resolution? OS? Do your panels seem larger than normal?

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Feb 25, 2015

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Screen resolution is 3200 x 1800.

OS is Windows 8.1, 64 bit.

Panels are still the normal size.

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Feb 25, 2015

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What happens if you change the Windows interface font size to a custom 124%?

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Feb 25, 2015

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I don't have a hi-dpi display.

I do know the size can be changed in the Windows Control panel. I opened the Control Panel, searched for mouse pointer.

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In the dialog that pops up...

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I don't know if it applies in your situation or not.

Mike

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Feb 27, 2015

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Changing Windows font size to custom 124% does not solve the issue.  Thank

you though.

Fernando Morales

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Feb 27, 2015

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Thank you Mike.  Unfortunately, resetting mouse pointer Windows defaults

did not solve the issue.

Fernando Morales

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Feb 25, 2015

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I have this same problem!!! Can't find anywhere to change it, it's infuriating!

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Feb 25, 2015 3
New Here ,
Mar 02, 2015

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Just installed on Windows 8 machine -- the pointer in InDesign is HUGE, annoyingly so.  No one has found how to adjust it?

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 03, 2015

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I have the exact same issue and cannot find a solution. Would be great if anyone could help...???

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Mar 04, 2015

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Same problem for me too.  Driving me crazy!

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