Display: Font Sizes - Account column & register
DianeHiking Member ✭
edited April 2022 in Registers & Transactions (Windows)
20 years ago when Quicken was purchased font size was not a problem. Now, though the register font was made larger the account column is ant size. The ability to change the font size for both areas and create a font size balance is what I call a step on the continuous improvement side and a step for supporting the population as it ages. What do you think?
20 years ago, as you said, monitors were old fashioned, low resolution VGA or similar monitors. There wasn't much you could do to make text appear larger on screen other than fiddle with the screen resolution settings. Expert users may have been able to locate where, in Windows, one could manipulate font styles and sizes of certain Windows screen elements.
Nowadays, when using 4k hi res monitors and with all the expert user backdoors of older Windows versions no longer available, Quicken may not be able to correctly handle all display settings above 125% of designed text size.You may want to try the following:
Font size problems? Display issues? (Windows)
If you are using a version of Quicken at the Quicken 2019 US R 19.44 patch level or newer and you have previously made the following Compatibility change, please undo the change.
Users of other Quicken versions please try the following:
- Close Quicken !!! (This process won't work while Quicken is running!)
- Check the Compatibility tab settings in your Quicken Desktop program icon:
- In the Windows Start Menu
right-click the Quicken icon. Select "Open File Location". This
brings up a Windows File Explorer window. Right-click the highlighted
Quicken shortcut line item.
- Go to the traditional Windows
Desktop and right-click the Quicken program icon.
- Use Windows File Explorer, navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Quicken\ and right-click qw.exe
- Now click Properties.
- Select the Compatibility tab.
- Uncheck all settings.
- Windows 7, 8.1: Check
"Disable display scaling on high DPI settings".
Windows 10, 11: Click "Change high DPI settings". Check "Override high DPI scaling behavior. Scaling performed by:" and select "Application" (also try the other available options repeating the entire procedure!). Click OK.
- Be sure to uncheck the "Run this program in compatibility mode for [older Windows version]" setting.
- Click the "Change settings for all users" button.
- Click Apply and exit.
- Reboot Windows.
- Now start Quicken and see if that makes a difference.
Some additional tuning suggestions:
- Try this workaround for 4k
- Unless absolutely required, try not to use "View / Use large fonts"
- Try setting the bank account registers to use a different font style or size: go to Edit / Preferences / Register, click the Fonts button and try different fonts.
- Try adjusting the bank account registers' row height: go to Edit / Preferences / Register, choose among the available Row Height choices: Compact, Comfortable or Standard
- If all else fails, try changing Windows Control Panel / Display options for "Make text and other items … smaller or larger" to use a different scaling level, but try not to exceed 125%
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