Question - IDE How can I change IDE font size?

Discussion in 'GameMaker Studio 2 Community Tech Support' started by GMMG, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. GMMG

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    I want to change the font size of the IDE.

    The only thing I have found was File->Preferences->General Settings->Enable DPI override.
    I raised the font size to 200 % of native DPI there and pressed "Apply".

    The IDE restarted but the font size of the IDE hasn't raised
    although the value is still changed to 200%.

    Why hasn't the IDE font size raised and how can I raise
    the font size of the whole IDE?
     
  2. Miradur

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    Hi, I think "F7" and "F8" could help you.

    Miradur
     
  3. YoKoNo

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    I think for a permanent solution File->Preferences->Text Editors>Code Editors

    might help?
     
  4. GMMG

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    I know that I can resize fonts with F7/F8 in the text editors.
    But that's not what I want. I want to resize the font size of the menu, of layers, resources etc.
     
  5. GMMG

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    There I can't find a font resize option. But also that's not what I want.
    I want to resize the font size of the menu, of layers, resources etc.
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
  6. BaBiA Game Studio

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    Not sure about the others, but can't you use the zoom/size slider at the bottom of the resource tree to change the size? Never tried it myself, and only noticed it yesterday when I was in the IDE so not even sure if that covers what you are after.
     
  7. Nocturne

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  8. GMMG

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  9. GMMG

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    Yes, that's what I want. But only for the resource tree.
    I want to resize all fonts.
     
  10. BaBiA Game Studio

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    Have you tried using the "Raw DPI value" instead of the "% of native DPI"? Perhaps that one is the one resetting things. So if you set the % to 100%, and then the Raw DPI Value to something above 96 (as that is the default) and see if that does anything.
     
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  12. GMMG

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    If I change the % value the RawDPI value is changed also automatically
    and reverse.
     
  13. Elevory

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    This is the solution you're after:
    • Navigate to your GameMaker 2 installation folder
    • In the "defaults" directory, open default_macros.json
    • Add or modify the "default_font_size" property and restart your IDE.
     
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  14. GMMG

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    Yes, thank you, that's what I was searching for. I tried it out and it worked. :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018
  15. GMMG

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    Thank you for all of your answers.
     

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