Photoshop tools too small on Surface Pro

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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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

THANKS Karen

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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Hi Karen,

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:

  1. Adjust the UI Font Size (Tiny/Small/Medium/Large)
  2. Scale the UI to match the font by checking that option
  3. Click OK to save, then restart Photoshop

Screen shot here:

2019-06-04_07-51-38.png

I hope that helps,

Mike

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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As far as I'm aware that option in not available in CS6

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New Here ,
Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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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

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New Here ,
Feb 16, 2020 Feb 16, 2020

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Sorry Mike, your solution does not work --at least, it did not work for me.

Ged Trainor's solution, however, did work.

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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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.

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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Hi

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

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New Here ,
Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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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.

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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Screenshot (2).png

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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It's this one

You need to have this checked to see the .exe bit

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New Here ,
Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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ok Thank you.. Will I just click on it and open it? Is the exe file located in there? Thank you for your help..

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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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

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New Here ,
Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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How do I do that?

Sorry for begin a complete air head.. but I can be tech challenged sometimes.

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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Right click and select properties

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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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.....

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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Do you have an Administrator account on the PC, although I just tested with a standard account and it worked fine

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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I don't think so..

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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Im totally lost now... I cant find the photoshop file now..Screenshot (4).png

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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Did you move it to the recycle bin by accident

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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No, I had a look. May be if I uninstall it and then install it again I might locate it.

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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Yep that should do the trick.

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Apr 30, 2021 Apr 30, 2021

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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?

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Jun 04, 2019 Jun 04, 2019

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Have you installed the 32 bit version or 64 bit version of Photoshop

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Feb 16, 2020 Feb 16, 2020

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Thanks Ged, worked for me!

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Apr 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021

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This works THANKS a lot

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