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Photoshop Interface is too small for my screen size

Community Beginner ,
Jan 14, 2017 Jan 14, 2017

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Hi

I have a Photoshop CS6 edition and just started it for the first time. Sadly I can hardly see any of the elements of the user interface. The Menu bar, the Panels - everything is way too small. I have a Laptop with a high resolution screen, so probably the size of the user interface is meant to be used on a larger screen. I did change Windows 10 settings to scale up all the elements of other software I use - so all Icons and user interface elements of other software does indeed scale up, but Photoshop does not react to any changes there. Also I tried to increase the setting in the Photoshop settings (preferences/user interface/font size), but it is already set to "large" and there is no numeric value or additional options I could find. Here is a picture to compare the size of a regular window I use and the Photoshop Window - the font size seems to be about half and the elements are really hard to click.
Thanks for helping.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 14, 2017 Jan 14, 2017
You need to upgrade to Photoshop CC2015/17 as these versions have been designed to  work on hi-definition screens.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 15, 2018 Apr 15, 2018

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David. Some of us don’t use it often enough or professionally to want to pay a freakin subscription and it works just fine with the work around with what we already paid for.

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Apr 16, 2018 Apr 16, 2018

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William -my comment was in response to Ramona1727 who asked "Does this work with CC?"

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 15, 2018 Apr 15, 2018

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If it does not work on the shortcut, then definitely try it on the actual EXE file. It worked for me with out having to use it on the shortcut. I just reposted the original instructions. I am on Windows 10 just as an FYI.

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May 26, 2021 May 26, 2021

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This was a great solution though it didn't work for me (2021), but it turns out it's actually very easy in the new Windows: https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/photoshop-interface-is-too-small-for-my-screen-size/m-p/120...

 

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are you saying that the older version will not work on the newer computer screens?

 

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May 26, 2021 May 26, 2021

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May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021

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I have had the same problem with an even older version of Photoshop (CS4) on a higher resolution laptop monitor. (3840 X 2160). 

 

To get the interface to be normal-sized, change screen reslution settings to something less than maximum (e.g., 1920 X 1280), open Photoshop and see if the UI is sized at a usable level.  If it is, change screen resolution back to high settings and, in my experience, the UI remains at the usable size.

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May 26, 2021 May 26, 2021

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Easier solution. Replying to most people since the official answer is incorrect.

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/photoshop-interface-is-too-small-for-my-screen-size/m-p/120...

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