Blender 2.57 – how to change font size of UI

Blender has a 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. Select the last tab System.

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 a bigger font. :-)

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5. June 2011 at 17:24 - Graphics (Tags: , , , , , ). Both comments and pings are currently closed.

18 Responses to “Blender 2.57 – how to change font size of UI”

  • andrew says:

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

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  • Peterthinks says:

    Don’t forget to “save user settings”

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  • Francesco says:

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

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  • Tim says:

    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^)/

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  • Duckocide says:

    Just got a 4K monitor … Life saver!

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  • Bertemkan says:

    Thanks for this advise.

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

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  • adrian says:

    works like a charm! Thanks a lot for the tip ;)

    For other piece of sofwares like Photoshop or Dreamweaver, you can try this solution here: http://www.danantonielli.com/adobe-app-scaling-on-high-dpi-displays-fix/

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  • MartinJ says:

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

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  • Frifta Orellana says:

    Thank you! You saved my head!

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  • S H says:

    thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  • Fadi R says:

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

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  • JS353535 says:

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

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  • Kirril Studios says:

    You save my ass men!

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  • MrZweistein says:

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

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  • Fli Girl says:

    omg thank you!!!

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  • ffunch says:

    Excellent!

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  • Maarten van der Velde says:

    Or, if you want to increase the font-size in one particular panel of the UI: CTRL+MMB and then move mouse up or down.

    https://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/18615/how-do-i-reset-ui-panel-zoom-level

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  • Thank you Maarten for the interesting tip.

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