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Tiny size indicators on high-resolution displays

I have Windows 10 and a display with a resolution of 2560x1440 and a scaling of 150%. Illustrator displays tiny size indicators. Take a look at the screenshots.

This is a long-standing problem with the scaling of the Illustrator interface. Please correct it, my eyes hurt.

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We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 23.0.
Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

Warm Regards,
Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
Adobe. Make It an Experience.


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  • Cédric Lambert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    i have the same problem in the last version 23.0.2.
    1920px document at 100% is 2900px width...

    Please fix it, it is difficult to work correctly with this problem

  • Milivoje Surdulica commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Scaling looks like some workaround created in hurry, user interface loses clarity, menus are unnecessarily bigger, scaling objects becomes harder etc... All that is needed is ability to change UI font size (just like in photoshop)

  • Mark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    and where does one find this slide bar. It is too small to see.... where is it???

  • Karan Parkin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Illustrator has a nice way to size the interface... what about InDesign? There is no slidebar, like the one in Illustrator?

  • Hans commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Left side is a gradient mesh and to the right is a regular path. Why are the handles so small on the mesh object?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In the CC illustrator version you have to zoom in SUPER far to be able to scale an object . A lot further than before. It starts rotating if you want to grab the object while you are still zoomed out, quite frustrating. This is the reason I do not use the CC illustrator version. It would be great if scaling possibilities would work like in the previous versions, it is much more user friendly. My fellow illustrators experience the same frustration.

  • Francisco Manuel Ferreiro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have a Dell P2415Q (3840x2160px with scaling to 150%)

    In response to @Raghuveer, is it fixed? Yes and no.
    The slider works (and is more intuitive than previous option) but the elements size relations are weird. In the tiniest size, bars look alright for a tiny UI but the Start Screen is pretty big (what would look like a normal size, buttons are HUGE in relation to the rest of the UI) also the Tutorial screen is pretty big in relation with the rest (couldn't take a screenshot of this).
    Here's my screenshots of sizes 1 to 3 (3 being normal): https://photos.app.goo.gl/bQhwxpoTMMU9fFJm7

    Thanks for the fix, even with the current beta state it's much better than what we used to have.

  • Deb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The user interface scale is too small to be seen by the average person unless their nose is 6" from the screen. Not all users are 20 year olds on smart phones. PLEASE fix this as it's been an issue for years! Even with the "large tabs" option clicked, the entire interface is too small.

    For the record, I'm using an iMac 27", I'm over the age of 35 with good eyesight, and really like Adobe. However, the interface makes me almost wish there was another product out there as good. Please fix this!

  • Morituri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    PS on a related note, it would be nice to control what Adobe wants to snap to, ie paths, intersections, anchors, etc. Would be super awesome to have a panel where you can disable them individually.

  • Morituri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've seen references to the beta build, am wondering if it is installed side by side with the regular version or if it replaces it on the users computer?

  • Hendrik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Same here - on every scaled High-Res-Screen i am having issues with microscopic icons and text :(

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I use a 150% scaling of the Illustrator interface, but the rulers and size indicators remain 100%


  • Enisio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Very small compared to current Reference Point and area.
    I thought it was better visually.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    No, only the size of the points changes, but not the size and position indicators

  • Xucong Zhan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Illustrator ver.: 22.1 (64-bit)


    Since an update at the beginning of this year (I think), the UI scaling has become unusable on my laptop, which is an ASUS UX501VW with a 4k 15.6-inch screen. UI scaling is set to the maximum value (200%) but have a look at the screenshot on a 15.6-inch screen and you will see that it is not going to work out unless I put my face 20cm in front of the screen. Also the UI becomes extremely difficult to navigate because the buttons and menu options all become super tiny. Take a look at the screenshots of comparison.

    Wierd enough, since the same update, the Photoshop UI scaling has improved dramatically. Before, the UI will either be super tiny at 100% scaling or super large at 200% scaling. I believe this change in UI scaling is related. Please take a look. Thanks in advance.

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