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UI Interface font size in PS CC

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Mar 17, 2024 Mar 17, 2024

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I have a Dell XPS 17 laptop with 4K screen and external 4K monitor.  When the lid is open UI interface font size in PS and ACR CC looks good, and Bridge font size is good too.  When I close the lid and use the external monitor, Bridge font size is good but PS font size seems to get a lot smaller.  I changed UI font size to Large in Preferences and it doesn't seem to make any difference.  The user interface font size in Adobe Camera Raw is small also.  No text or font size adjustments in windows seems to make a difference either.  Any ideas? 

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Mar 17, 2024 Mar 17, 2024

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What is the resolution of your monitor?

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Mar 17, 2024 Mar 17, 2024

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Dell U2723QE 3840x2160

 

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Mar 17, 2024 Mar 17, 2024

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I would add that Bridge seems to respond to font size changes well, but not PS CC.

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Mar 17, 2024 Mar 17, 2024

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The pull down menus in PS CC are also OK - but the navigation bars and, particularly the UI in ACR are small. 

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Mar 19, 2024 Mar 19, 2024

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@rays39383226 On Mac I had to set my 4K  display resolution lower (2560 x 1440, rather than 3840x 2160) because text was too small otherwise, maybe you have a similar option in Monitor Display settings on Win?

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I fond this about Win, maybe its useful

https://www.digitalcitizen.life/what-is-my-screen-resolution/

 

 

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Mar 19, 2024 Mar 19, 2024

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Thanks!  I had tried that -- of course then it begs the question why did I spend the money on a 4K monitor.  LOL.

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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I've tried what I think are all the combinations of text scaling in windows in combination with changing the text size in the UI in PS.  The "large" text size in PS is really a joke in terms of actually making a difference in text size. Even when making my screen resolution lower it doesn't change noticably the text size in PS or ACR.  Unless I'm totally missing something (and that has certainly happened before!) it seems that the problem is that Adobe has not addressed the issue of making tex size reasonable when using high resolution screens.  This seems to me to be fundamental since high res screens have been around for a long time.  Adobe - what am I missing?

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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Your 2 screens should react the same, if the Windows settings are the same!

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Mar 26, 2024 Mar 26, 2024

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Thanks!  I had tried that -- of course then it begs the question why did I spend the money on a 4K monitor.  LOL.


By @rays39383226

That's a good question. I have a computer with 2 4k monitors and a computer with 2 QHD monitors, same 27" size. I'm happier with my QHD monitors. And I'm asking myself the same question.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Explorer ,
Mar 27, 2024 Mar 27, 2024

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Another update -- after plugging and unplugging my 4K monitor from my laptop, and changing the windows text scaling back and forth, between 200%, 300%, 150% etc., with the laptop lid open and closed, PS and ACR finally seem to respond to the changes.  So now when my laptop lid is closed, 4K monitor plugged in, I set the windows text scaling at 200%+, PS ACR interface finally increases in size.  So I have a work around - a bit of a hassle because now my other programs like word are huge.  This still leaves us with the question why Adobe preferences don't address this issue properly.

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Mar 27, 2024 Mar 27, 2024

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Hi, there is also a "scale UI to font" in Preferences>Interface, did you use it?

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Mar 27, 2024 Mar 27, 2024

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Yes.  Many times.  When you set the UI setting on Large and Scale UI to Font it barely changes the size of the user interface sliders.  I should also say that it changes the pull down menus OK but not the sliders on the adjustment panels.  So far the only way I've found to make the sliders a decent size is by using the Windows 11 Text Scale up to about 200%.  Does that make sense?

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