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Feb 18, 2019

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I have a 5K and 8K monitor and the fonts and icons are so small I almost need a magnifying glass to see them.  I've gone into the preferences and raised the fonts to their max. but they're still way too small.  I have Capture One and the icon sizes are a normal size.  Any ideas?  I know this is an issue and I'm baffled why Adobe can't fix this when one of their competitors have it right.

Thanks in advance.

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Correct answer by Jeff_Arola | Adobe Community Professional

Try the following and hopefully the results will be better:

1. In the pse 14 editor go to Edit>Preferences>Display & Cursors and set the UI Scale Factor to Small-100%

    Then quit the pse 14 editor.

2. Go to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 14, right click on the PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe

     click on Properties>Compatibility>Change high DPI Settings>Override high DPI scaling behavior>System Enhanced.

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Icon size is sooooo small.

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I have a 5K and 8K monitor and the fonts and icons are so small I almost need a magnifying glass to see them.  I've gone into the preferences and raised the fonts to their max. but they're still way too small.  I have Capture One and the icon sizes are a normal size.  Any ideas?  I know this is an issue and I'm baffled why Adobe can't fix this when one of their competitors have it right.

Thanks in advance.

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Correct answer by Jeff_Arola | Adobe Community Professional

Try the following and hopefully the results will be better:

1. In the pse 14 editor go to Edit>Preferences>Display & Cursors and set the UI Scale Factor to Small-100%

    Then quit the pse 14 editor.

2. Go to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 14, right click on the PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe

     click on Properties>Compatibility>Change high DPI Settings>Override high DPI scaling behavior>System Enhanced.

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What adobe application and operating system are you using?

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Elements 14.

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What operating system are you using?

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Elements 14.

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Feb 18, 2019

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An operating system is something like "Mac OS 10.8" or "Windows 8.1". What operating system are you using with your high resolution monitor and Elements 14?


Why do you say Adobe haven't fixed this when you haven't upgraded to the latest version?

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Feb 18, 2019

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I'm using Windows 10. Are you saying that the latest Elements has

addressed this issue?

On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 7:56 PM Test Screen Name <forums_noreply@adobe.com>

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In the pse 14 editor go to Edit>Preferences>Display & Cursors, set the UI Scale Factor to Large-200% and restart the pse 14 editor.

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Feb 18, 2019

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Thanks for the info. but I've done that and you can see from my attachment

it really hasn't done anything. Still almost impossible to see.

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Do you have both monitors hooked up?

What happens if you just have the 5K monitor hooked up?

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The 5K is a little better but the 8K is what I used in my attachment in my

last reply. As I mentioned, I have Capture One and it's icons and text are

at a normal size as I hope you can see in the attachment with the 8K

monitor. I just wonder why Adobe can't do that with Photoshop?

On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 11:11 PM Jeff Arola <forums_noreply@adobe.com>

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Feb 18, 2019

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Unfortunately, the adobe forums don't accept email attachments.

You have to use the Insert Image button in the forum itself.

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Try the following and hopefully the results will be better:

1. In the pse 14 editor go to Edit>Preferences>Display & Cursors and set the UI Scale Factor to Small-100%

    Then quit the pse 14 editor.

2. Go to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 14, right click on the PhotoshopElementsEditor.exe

     click on Properties>Compatibility>Change high DPI Settings>Override high DPI scaling behavior>System Enhanced.

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Feb 19, 2019

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Thanks Jeff. That did the trick. I'm guessing that there are a lot of

people out there with 4K and up monitors with the same problem so it would

be nice for Adobe to have this as an option or at least explain how to do

it in their programs.

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Dec 24, 2019

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Your fix beginning with Paragraph 2 (going to the program and right-clicking on the "exe" file, etc) finally fixed the same problem I have in Photoshop CS5.1 rather than Elements. Thank you so much.

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Sep 15, 2019

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Windows 10 using PSE 2 and PSE 10.

Icon size OK on PSE 2 but too small on PSE 10. However I decidied to uninstall and then renstall PSE 10, the small icon size remains and I now have a further problem: I get the PSE 10 screen OK but as soon as I click File the whole PSE 10 disappears. Re loading it just causes a repeat.

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