How to change UI text size in Photoshop 2021?

Community Beginner ,
Oct 10, 2021 Oct 10, 2021

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My newly installed Photoshop 2021 has very tiny text in the toolbar.

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I went to Edit/Preferences/Interface and changed the UI Font Size to Large, as shown below. I've clicked OK, closed Photoshop, and reopened it - and the US text is still really small. How do I fix it?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 10, 2021 Oct 10, 2021

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Which operating system?

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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Engaged ,
Oct 10, 2021 Oct 10, 2021

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@Layna15A9  I also tick the box below it - Scale UI to Font and that works for me.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 11, 2021 Oct 11, 2021

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I've tried it both ways, Scale UI ticked and not. It still won't work.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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You still haven't answered my question.  Which operating system and version?

 

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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Sorry, it's Photoshop 22.5.1 on Windows 10.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Assuming you have the latest Win10 updates (ver 21H1), you can increase font-size from your display settings.  See below for details

display font settings - Bing

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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New Here ,
May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022

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From the time it became an option in Photoshop software, not once have I ever had to increase the size of the operating system display resolution in order to increase the Photoshop User Interface type tool. Adobe made it available within the software, it should work "within the software". Having to increase the overall sizeof every single application your operating system displays simply because you need the UI Type tool to display larger is ridiculous.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022

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It may be ridiculous to you but some people don't have modern software that's Hi-DPI aware.  Pre-Creative Cloud users have no UI scaling in their Preference settings.  Also the effect of UI scaling may vary significantly on 4  - 5K displays.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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Yep, well, there's that too I suppose ;o)

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 11, 2021 Oct 11, 2021

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See: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/photoshop/kb/hidpi-retina.html

 

Photoshop offers a full range of choices for UI scaling—from 100% through 400% in 25% increments.

Photoshop adjusts its resolution based on your Windows settings:

 

  • In Windows, select Start > Settings > System > Display. Now, under Scale And Layout, choose a scaling factor for each of your displays. See Microsoft Support for View display settings in Windows 10.

 

In addition, you can adjust per-monitor scaling across monitors with different scaling factors. This flexibility ensures that a high resolution (HiDPI) laptop works seamlessly alongside a lower-resolution desktop monitor, or vice versa. For example, one of your monitors can have a scale factor of 175%, while another monitor can have a scale factor of 400%. So, you can choose either the highest-end 13-inch laptops with 4k screens, the more affordable 1080p models, or tap into 8k desktop monitors, and still have an uncompromised experience within Photoshop.


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Thanks!

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