Blender 2.57 – how to change font size of UI

Blender has very small font in UI elements. This is quite problematic when you’re using high resolution. It’s quite hard to read tiny letters.

I spent several minutes searching for the option how to change font size.

It’s quite easy, but not obvious.

Go to File menu, select User Preferences.

Change option DPI in section General.

Change resolution to desired DPI.

It’s the first option, but it took me several minutes to realize that changing this value will result into bigger font. ­čÖé

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5. June 2011 at 17:24 - Graphics (Tags: , , , , , ).

  • andrew

    thx. idnt bother to twiddle with dpi as it doesnt sound relevant. word of advise . dont let relevance be an excuse no to rtfm.:)

  • Peterthinks

    Don’t forget to “save user settings”

  • Francesco

    Thanks a lot man, I was loosing my sight with those microscopic texts and icons!

  • Tim

    You’re Awesome!!! Thanks.

    There are other individual font size adjustments under user preferences, but I couldn’t enlarge the mesh display numbers.

    FINALLY, thanks to you I can read everything \(^o^)/

  • Duckocide

    Just got a 4K monitor … Life saver!

  • Bertemkan

    Thanks for this advise.

    I really have to applaud the Blender team for their commendable implementation of the dpi settings. It really scales perfectly!

  • adrian

    works like a charm! Thanks a lot for the tip ­čśë

    For other piece of sofwares like Photoshop or Dreamweaver, you can try this solution here:

  • MartinJ

    Brilliant. Just to note – “General” section is under System tab. Many thanks

  • Frifta Orellana

    Thank you! You saved my head!

  • S H

    thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Fadi R

    Thanks so much! It should also be mentioned that the DPI setting will be found in the System Tab of the User Preferences.

  • JS353535

    Brilliant observation, works like crack cocaine. I can see icons and details now…. phewwww

  • Kirril Studios

    You save my ass men!

  • MrZweistein

    thanks so much. I was short before giving up on my 4K notebook screen. The fonts were so tiny it was not funny anymore.

  • Fli Girl

    omg thank you!!!

  • ffunch