Hi there. Can anyone help me, please..I recently bought the new Microsoft surface pro and want to install photoshop Cs6. I have bought this software a while back and I came in a disc that I downloaded to my PC. So I got on to the Adobe website and told them that the surface pro doesn't have a disc drive so I gave them my license key and downloaded the software from Adobe and entered my number. Anyway when I open photoshop now on the surface pro its so small I can not read the tools. I have looked up the net on how to adjust this and to be able to do this I need to locate the file photoshop exe file but it is nowhere to be found. I have tried everywhere. I am a whole wk trying to solve this prop and it is doing my head in..
Please please help
I've moved this thread from Photoshop Fix (Mobile App) to the general Photoshop forum. Note: I also updated the subject line to be more clear about the nature of the question.
There's no need to go twiddling with the .exe file in your system. Photoshop has built-in capability for adjusting to HiDPI displays.
In Windows, go to Edit > Preferences > Interface, then:
Screen shot here:
I hope that helps,
As far as I'm aware that option in not available in CS6
Hi Micheal. Thank you for your reply. I have done what you suggested but Imaffraid that doesnt seem to work.. Do you have any other ideas
Sorry Mike, your solution does not work --at least, it did not work for me.
Ged Trainor's solution, however, did work.
This worked perfectly for me, using Surface Pro 8, Windows 11, and Photoshop CS5...thanks!!
The surface uses a kind of monitor with very small pixels; support for this was not introduced until after CS6. Part of the joy of new hardware is all new apps... it is subscription only now.
You can find the Photoshop.exe file in this location
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6
Right click on the Photoshop.exe and select properties > compatibility > change high DPI settings
Then change the settings as per below
Then just create a shortcut and place it on your desktop
That was my question in the 1st place..I cant find the exe file. I can find on my pc but I cant find it on the surface pro.. Ill take a screen shot and show you.
It's this one
You need to have this checked to see the .exe bit
ok Thank you.. Will I just click on it and open it? Is the exe file located in there? Thank you for your help..
Just right click and follow my instructions above, once your done just right click again and select create shortcut and then copy that to your desktop
How do I do that?
Sorry for begin a complete air head.. but I can be tech challenged sometimes.
Right click and select properties
Ok So I done what you said and I got into properties and I clicked on the High DPI scalling override clicked on system but It came up access denied.....
Do you have an Administrator account on the PC, although I just tested with a standard account and it worked fine
I don't think so..
Im totally lost now... I cant find the photoshop file now..
Did you move it to the recycle bin by accident
No, I had a look. May be if I uninstall it and then install it again I might locate it.
Yep that should do the trick.
So I got it to change and it works with the shortcut, but when I open a photoshop file directly, it reverts back to the tiny UI. I tried changing the default app to the edited DPI one, but the issue persists. Any ideas?
Have you installed the 32 bit version or 64 bit version of Photoshop
Thanks Ged, worked for me!