Anyone know how to make UI text and objects display larger in EAGLE CAD. I just got a laptop with a 4K display and it looks beautiful but the text in some programs is microscopic
With the latest version of eagle (8.4.1), on Windows 10 fall creators update, it works if you right click the EAGLE.EXE executable, go to Properties > Compatibility > check "Override high DPI scaling behavior." and set "Scaling performed by: System".
Hope this helps, cheers!
HOW TO FIX DPI AND SMALL FONT/TEXT ON 4K/HIDPI MONITORS:
Bolt helped me fix the problem:
"I think this is what you want: http://www.genericmaker.com/2014/05/force-dpi-scaling-on-windows.html"
You edit the EAGLE EXE (simple to do) and use CFF Explorer (as Administrator) to add "QueueDisableHook" and "DisableHook".
Rebuild Import Table, Save it, and VOILA!
This worked for my other font/DPI messed up programs too.
This may not resolve your text issue, but a related issue that's worth pointing out that I just solved was having tiny unusable icons with a high dpi screen. The fix was to go into Options->User Interface... and set the icon size.
I used 32 on a 4k 15" screen. The largest it would let me set it to was 48, but that looked silly on my screen.
If increasing DPI changes the font size everywhere but in EAGLE, it means EAGLE doesn't use the right API to draw text, and does that by itself. Unfortunately, there's nothing you can do in that case: you'll have to either get a newer version where the issue is hopefully fixed, or lower the display resolution to increase the text size.
BTW, you didn't tell which version of Windows you're using. Assuming Windows 7, have you tried XP style DPI scaling?