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Menu font size in Elements

New Here ,
Feb 14, 2017 Feb 14, 2017

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I have just installed Elements and the size of the menu icons is tiny. I would like to know how to make them larger. Changing things like the screen resolution of the laptop has no effect

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 14, 2017 Feb 14, 2017

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What version of photoshop elements and operating system are you using?

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Feb 15, 2017 Feb 15, 2017

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Version 12

Windows 10

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 15, 2017 Feb 15, 2017

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Unfortunately, there is probably not much one can do.

In photoshop elements since version 13.1 there is a user choice of scaling under Edit>Preferences>Display & Cursors.

If you download a 30 day trial of pse 15, try the Large - 200% setting and then restart the pse 15 editor to see the change.

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New Here ,
Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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Screenshot (7).pngI just changed it to 100% and also tried 200% and it didn't change the font size of anything.  I will not be able to use this program if the lettering is so small.

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Explorer ,
Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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I will not be able to use this program if the lettering is so small.

It really is a shame that you can't change the menu font size in PS Elements!! I have PSE18 and the menu lettering it way too small. Other programs give users the ability to increase the menu font sizes. I'm really surprised Adobe dropped the ball on this one.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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fotograffic1,

Those Font sizes are controlled by windows scaling, not photoshop elements.

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Explorer ,
Apr 11, 2018 Apr 11, 2018

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Those Font sizes are controlled by windows scaling, not photoshop elements.

Yes I know. However a photo editing program like Affinity has customizable toolbars including, if I remember correctly from several months ago when I tried the trial version, the ability to increase the menu text size.

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New Here ,
Jul 04, 2021 Jul 04, 2021

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I've changed the font on my windows scaling and it did not change in photoshop elements. Nothing I do changed it in PS. It's ridiculously small!

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 05, 2021 Jul 05, 2021

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Hi,

 

Which version of Adobe Photoshop Elements are you using and what operating system are you running?

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New Here ,
Jul 05, 2021 Jul 05, 2021

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I'm not sure who you were asking but if it's me, I have PS Elements 2021 and I'm using Windows 10.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 05, 2021 Jul 05, 2021

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Hi @defaultdiaelm2pucjj 🙂

 

Try this:

 

1. Using the File Explorer, navigate to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 2021

2. Look for the PhotoshopElementsEditor application and right-click on it.

3. From the contextual menu that appears, select Properties

4. Choose the Compatibility tab, and under Settings, click the Change high DPI settings button

5. In the new dialog box that appears, under High DPI scaling override, click the checkbox next to Override high DPI scaling behavior, and choose System (Enhanced) in the dropdown menu for Scaling performed by

6. Click OK twice to close the dialog boxes and start Photoshop Elements again.

 

If you want to also adjust the settings for the Elements Organizer, then you need to go through the same steps again, only this time for the PhotoshopElementsOrganizer application that is in your C:\Program Files\Adobe\Elements 2021 Organizer folder.

 

Hope that helps 🙂

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New Here ,
Jul 05, 2021 Jul 05, 2021

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Thank you, I will give that a try 🙂
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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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Sandy,

You have restart photoshop elements after changing the UI Scale Factor.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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I have version 18 and there in no screen like this

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New Here ,
Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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What operating system are you using?

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New Here ,
Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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Windows 10 also my laptop has a 4K screen.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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Jeff H,

See if post #42 by davidw83878403

in this thread helps:

Photoshop Interface is too small for my screen size

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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I have thw same question. I have version 18

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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What operating system are you using?

Is that photoshop elements 2018 or photoshop cc 2018?

In the photoshop elements 2018 editor go to Edit>Preferences>Display & Cursors

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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elements organizer 18 there is no Display & Cursors

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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Only the photoshop elements editor has those settings, not the organizer.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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I bought 18 and installed 18 and when it activates it says 18 but look like

16 is installed. So looks like my problem to investigate

Elements Organizer 16.0.0.0

Core Version: 16.0 (20170902.m.113423)

Language Version: 16.0 (20170902.m.113423)

Current Catalog:

Catalog Name: Photoshop Catalog

Catalog Location: C:\ProgramData\Adobe\Elements

Organizer\Catalogs\Photoshop Catalog\

Catalog Size: 164.3MB

Catalog Cache Size: 1.4GB

System:

Operating System Name: Windows 10

Operating System Version: 10.0

System Architecture: Intel CPU Family:6 Model:5 Stepping:1 with MMX, SSE

Integer, SSE FP, SSE2

Built-in Memory: 7.9GB

Free Memory: 2.4GB

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018

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Photoshop elements 2018 is the 16th version of photoshop elements, so your good.

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