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Increase size of text in toolbars AC26 mac?

R Muller
Enthusiast

Is there any way within Archicad to change the size of text in toolbars, pallets, and dialog boxes?  I have a new 4k HDR external monitor, but in native mode the text is so small I can't read the view map and other important dialog boxes.  I can zoom on text in the model, but not the Archicad text.

 

The only way I have found so far is to dumb down the monitor to a lower resolution.  Is there a better way?

R Muller
AC 26 USA (20+ years on ArchiCAD)
MBP 64GB Apple M1 Max OS 12.1 Monterey
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Lee Hankins
Advisor

I think that’s the only way unfortunately. Mac’s don’t have the same setting as PC’s where you can change the text size independently. 

Lee Hankins
ArchiCAD 4.5 - ARCHICAD 26UKI Intel 3010 and Apple Silicon
macOS Monterey (12.5)

Jan Vlach
Advocate

In monitors settings in the system setting on your Mac you can choose the scaling of your 4K monitor. It will change the size of all ellements, includin icons. You can set it independently from your built-in display.Snímek obrazovky 2022-08-05 v 13.05.26.png

From Archicad 8.5 all the way to the present.
Passionate Autocad hater as well.
Wish to save palets and menus individualy in work enviroments:
https://bit.ly/3pg3Bx7

Yes, this is what I am doing now.  But why did I pay for a 4K monitor when I can only use it as a 2K monitor?

R Muller
AC 26 USA (20+ years on ArchiCAD)
MBP 64GB Apple M1 Max OS 12.1 Monterey

R Muller
Enthusiast

Here is a partial work-around.  It is called "hover text", and can enlarge text in toolbars, pallets, and dialog boxes one phrase at a time when the cursor is over them.  See https://support.apple.com/zh-sg/guide/mac-help/mchlb203bc78/12.0/mac/12.0 

R Muller
AC 26 USA (20+ years on ArchiCAD)
MBP 64GB Apple M1 Max OS 12.1 Monterey

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