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Change font size in Unity Editor




Please add a setting under Unity: Preferences to increase the font size for the text in the Unity Editor Panels and Tabs. Text recognition is more demanding cognitively than graphics so it would not only help visually impaired, but also tired 20 year olds with perfect vision! Thank you.

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  1. 295d13f0b1a2ce497151633406c841a2?d=mm


    May 29, 2017 00:44

    Blender has the option to modify font size. I want unity to have the same. Please implement this in a future version!

  2. 7a55167ac94cd7b93f2300401e07c2e6?d=mm


    May 22, 2017 18:25

    I have a 4K monitor and "aging" eyes. I might have to start wearing a jewelers magnification headset to see the text in the editor.

  3. 75e1510eda6324c8dc42482f5689f92d?d=mm


    May 06, 2017 20:37

    Interesting how unity devs used to weigh in on this everyone once in a while on this thread and the many other threads and feature requests for it but seem to have stopped even saying that it is 'coming.'

    It used to be on the dev roadmap at least but is. I longer even on it...

    Most responses were about how since they hard-coded everything that it was so ingrained in the editor it would break a lot but it's not like it's an overly polished engine to begin with. It almost would stay in line with the 'cobbled together' feel that Unity has to if you were able to change the settings even if the text wouldn't 'look right.'

    Make it a beta build, make it an 'at your own risk' setting, something! Individual tickets I have sent get a response telling me that "high dps monitors are not in fact that popular..." The many thousands of requests seem to indicate something else... Of course unity isn't open source but some wiggle room here would be great.

    Just another rant about this, mostly at having no developer response that at least attempts to subdue those who would deign to work on a resolution that is now considered standard on many models of laptops and monitors.

  4. 9b9d9392fa5ec4624e10e4aa7fa6761c?d=mm


    Apr 28, 2017 13:46

    I m suprised that after 6 years when the first post in this topic was written, this feature has not been enabled. I have a 4k monitor and it is almost impossoble to read the font without a magnifier.

    The thing is that 2k and 4k monitors are no longer outliers. Many people in the graphics business have been using 2k monitors for years and I have had my 4k monitor for almost 2 years now. Most programs I use all have adapted the font size to scale with resolution. I don't know why Unity would have such difficulity when they seem really adapt at coding all kinds of other things.
    If I use Unity, I have to switch my resolution to 2k to be able to read any of the font in unity tabs.

  5. 417a8c406b771838f7e99199f0f0b8d5?d=mm


    Apr 15, 2017 19:41

    Having a 15" laptop (asus UX501) with a 4K display, working on Unity is practically impossible. Hope to see even basic support (integer scaling) soon.
    Linux, Fedora 25.

  6. 1ffdf469ed11fc3ff1ff8b236a0bbad8?d=mm


    Apr 10, 2017 09:05

    Sorry, this parameter must be turned on!

  7. 1ffdf469ed11fc3ff1ff8b236a0bbad8?d=mm


    Apr 10, 2017 09:02

    Hi guys! Today I've also encountered with this problem and found a decision about it. Actually, it's working only for Windows, but maybe it'll help you. As I understood, problem of scaling in Editor is not because of Unity, but because of the OS. I just click
    Unity Lable -> Properties -> Compatibility
    and turn off "Disable Display Scalling on Hight DPI Settings". Now everything works fine!

  8. 7c322ee93831f5fafd2401d5f6280000?d=mm


    Apr 07, 2017 09:51

    Upcoming Unity 6.x cycle is great opportunity to add font scaling and anti-aliasing. Please consider adding this feature, and save eyes of thousands of developers.

  9. 5df927113c4f54086712ed76616d0c68?d=mm


    Apr 05, 2017 08:51

    28'' UHD monitor and the Unity Editor is absolutly unusable on it. Monodevelop scales perfectly on Linux. But the Editor can't be used with this display.

  10. Fcb65002436f0325fe8520ae998a8ce4?d=mm


    Mar 26, 2017 12:45

    Guys, does it really a big deal? Seriously, many applications allowed change font size and face. If you are afraid of the implementation of it, just pick up some good monoscape fonts and allow to change only for one of them.
    If a developer is a retard, and set the size to very big, than it will be his problem.

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