How to change the menu font size and tools size in Photoshop (CS5 for 4K monitor)?

New Here ,
Mar 25, 2016

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Hello, does anyone know how to change the font size in the menu and also tools size in Photoshop? I just got a 4K display for Windows PC and everything is very small.

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 25, 2016
John Waller Adobe Community Professional , Mar 25, 2016
UI scaling for Windows was only introduced into the Cloud version of Photoshop in version CC 2014.Photoshop: Introducing scale the UI 200% for high-density displays for Windows | Photoshop Family Customer Community‌There won't be any UI scaling available for non-Cloud versions. You'll have to lower the resolution of your monitor.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 25, 2016

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Photoshop version?

If CC, check Preferences > Interface, and make sure the UI is set to 200%.  If CS6 or earlier, you are out of luck I am afraid.

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Community Beginner ,
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This was very helpful however 200 % is way to huge.  Too bad this isn't customizabler

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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CjAshwal  wrote

This was very helpful however 200 % is way to huge.  Too bad this isn't customizable

There has been talk of other UI sizes providing you are using CC, so hold on and keep your fingers crossed

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Yes I am CC and can't wait. 

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New Here ,
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I am using CS5.....

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UI scaling for Windows was only introduced into the Cloud version of Photoshop in version CC 2014.

Photoshop: Introducing scale the UI 200% for high-density displays for Windows | Photoshop Family Cu...

There won't be any UI scaling available for non-Cloud versions. You'll have to lower the resolution of your monitor.

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pedrod12597 wrote:

I am using CS5.....

Do you still have your old monitor?  If you have the desk space, set up both monitors, and use the old monitor for the menus panels and toolbar, and the new monitor for the image.  You should be able to save that as a custom workspace.

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How come they don't do this for all apps? Like does Illustrator have this option? I tried to look for it but did not find it...

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Aug 30, 2018

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I used this instruction 2 minutes ago, and it works perfectly:

Adobe App Scaling on High DPI Displays (FIX) | Dan Antonielli

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The best solution here. Thank you.

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I just found a solution for Adobe CS5, and wanted to share. For context, I recently got a laptop with an inbuilt 4K display, and the text/icons in Photoshop were far too small to be usable. The registry hack did not work for me, but I found the below did - not to mention was much simpler.

 

1. Go to the executable Photoshop file (C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5 (64 Bit))

2. Right click on it, and select 'Properties'

3. On the 'Compatibility' tab, click 'Change Settings for All Users'

4. Click 'Change High DPI Settings'

5. In the 'High DPI Scaling Override' section, select the 'Override High DPI Scaling Behavior' box

6. Underneath 'Scaling Performed By', select 'System'

7. Photoshop should now open and scale correctly

 

Hope this is helpful to someone!

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New Here ,
Dec 24, 2020

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Thanks for the help. I had just upgraded computers and the Photoshop defaults were way too small. Your fix was very helpful. Thanks.

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