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Aug 1, 2021 18:35:11   #
DJon41 Loc: Utah
 
Can't wrangle larger font sizes out of Affinity. I mean the toolbar, sidebar, etc. The native text for the app, as it were. Is there something I can do?

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Aug 1, 2021 18:49:12   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington
 
I believe you will need to change the resolution of your computer display, which means everything will be bigger. One of the drawbacks of higher resolution monitors.

Here's how mine looks now (13" Macbook Air after changing native resolution). I discovered you can remove/hide icons on the left side should you decide you don't need them. But a lot of the tabs and windows are still small. I'll probably bite the bullet and buy a larger monitor at some point.


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Aug 2, 2021 08:36:57   #
ecobin Loc: Paoli, PA
 
DJon41 wrote:
Can't wrangle larger font sizes out of Affinity. I mean the toolbar, sidebar, etc. The native text for the app, as it were. Is there something I can do?


After you use the text tool to get started, use the drop-down menu to adjust the font size.



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Aug 2, 2021 08:41:43   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington
 
ecobin wrote:
After you use the text tool to get started, use the drop-down menu to adjust the font size.
That changes font size for text you're adding to your image. OP asked about the interface itself: "toolbar, sidebar."

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Aug 2, 2021 09:01:45   #
ecobin Loc: Paoli, PA
 
Linda From Maine wrote:
That changes font size for text you're adding to your image. OP asked about the interface itself: "toolbar, sidebar."


Yes, that was my interpretation since he asked about native text as well as font size. So, I'm not sure what the actual question is.
For default text, tool icon size and any other defaults try Affinity Preferences.
Interface size is based on screen size and resolution.

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Aug 2, 2021 11:10:56   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington
 
ecobin wrote:
...For default text, tool icon size and any other defaults try Affinity Preferences...

I didn't see a change in tool size, but definitely in the text of the tab labels. Thanks!

Preferences - drop down menu for options - select user interface - find Font UI Size 1/3 way down the page:


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Aug 2, 2021 21:39:48   #
TucsonDave Loc: Tucson, Arizona
 
DJon41 wrote:
Can't wrangle larger font sizes out of Affinity. I mean the toolbar, sidebar, etc. The native text for the app, as it were. Is there something I can do?


It partially depends on which operating system you have. The latest update for Affinity Photo for MAC allows a small adjustment under Preferences and User Interface. The choice is Large or Small. The latest update for Affinity Photo for Windows does NOT allow adjustment of the interface fonts - at all. Unfortunately the HELP section for the Windows OS version indicates that you can adjust the user interface fonts. This is incorrect. I went on the Affinity Photo Forum, posed the question and the responses confirmed the above.

Of course, you can always adjust the font sizes when using the Artistic Tool.

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Aug 3, 2021 05:16:02   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington
 
TucsonDave wrote:
It partially depends on which operating system you have. The latest update for Affinity Photo for MAC allows a small adjustment under Preferences and User Interface. The choice is Large or Small. The latest update for Affinity Photo for Windows does NOT allow adjustment of the interface fonts - at all. Unfortunately the HELP section for the Windows OS version indicates that you can adjust the user interface fonts. This is incorrect. I went on the Affinity Photo Forum, posed the question and the responses confirmed the above.

Of course, you can always adjust the font sizes when using the Artistic Tool.
It partially depends on which operating system you... (show quote)
The second screenprint I posted, which is right above your comment, is for a Macbook Air. That's good to know about the Windows version. Thanks.

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Aug 3, 2021 15:02:30   #
DJon41 Loc: Utah
 
TucsonDave wrote:
It partially depends on which operating system you have. The latest update for Affinity Photo for MAC allows a small adjustment under Preferences and User Interface. The choice is Large or Small. The latest update for Affinity Photo for Windows does NOT allow adjustment of the interface fonts - at all. Unfortunately the HELP section for the Windows OS version indicates that you can adjust the user interface fonts. This is incorrect. I went on the Affinity Photo Forum, posed the question and the responses confirmed the above.

Of course, you can always adjust the font sizes when using the Artistic Tool.
It partially depends on which operating system you... (show quote)

I was afraid of that. Thanks!

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