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Daniel Woods
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Daniel Woods 2014.10.04 03:23 

Hi fellow MT4 users,

I bought a Surface Pro 3 and installed MT4 on it. Works fine however the text is too small to read and strains my eyes making it almost unusable.

I have tried changing text size to larger in Windows and playing with the DPI settings but nothing has made the text larger in MT4. Is there anyway other way I can make the text larger?

I took a picture with my phone, hopefully you can get an idea of the small text. Thanks!

 

MT4 SP3 Screen Shot 

Umar Ismail
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Umar Ismail 2014.10.04 07:27  
hi 
I do not see the text you mean
Daniel Woods
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Daniel Woods 2014.10.04 08:59  
ismail77:
hi 
I do not see the text you mean

I mean the UI text. Meaning all the writing in the terminal. Prices, tabs etc.

Far to small to read unless I'm sitting really close to the screen. 

Alexander Voronkov
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Alexander Voronkov 2014.10.04 09:01  
danielwoods:

Hi fellow MT4 users,

I bought a Surface Pro 3 and installed MT4 on it. Works fine however the text is too small to read and strains my eyes making it almost unusable.

I have tried changing text size to larger in Windows and playing with the DPI settings but nothing has made the text larger in MT4. Is there anyway other way I can make the text larger?

I took a picture with my phone, hopefully you can get an idea of the small text. Thanks!

 

 

You can not change.
Daniel Woods
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Daniel Woods 2014.10.04 09:11  

Bugger :(.

My broker doesn't have MT5 yet to guess I'll have to deal with it.

Thanks anyway! 

Irwan Adnan
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Irwan Adnan 2014.10.04 09:14  
yes, it is too smal and cant be read. Never use Surface Pro but have you use magnifier as in Windows 7 (start>all programs>accessories>ease of access>magnifiers)? 
Daniel Woods
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Daniel Woods 2014.10.04 09:23  
belido:
yes, it is too smal and cant be read. Never use Surface Pro but have you use magnifier as in Windows 7 (start>all programs>accessories>ease of access>magnifiers)? 

Think that may be the only way around it.

Shame because the screen is really high resolution so cant fit more of the chart on the screen but cant read the text well :(.

Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen 2014.10.04 12:19  
danielwoods:

Think that may be the only way around it.

Shame because the screen is really high resolution so cant fit more of the chart on the screen but cant read the text well :(.

Which screen resolution is that ?
Michele Lazzarini
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Michele Lazzarini 2014.10.04 19:53  
If you reduce your screen resolution, pixels (and text) will appear bigger.
Daniel Woods
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Daniel Woods 2014.10.06 12:15  
The resolution is 2160x1440. I've tried lowering the resolution which works to some extent however it leaves black bars depending on what resolution I set. No lower resolutions fill the whole screen so I'm wasting screen space :(.
snooptym
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snooptym 2014.11.22 07:17  
danielwoods:
The resolution is 2160x1440. I've tried lowering the resolution which works to some extent however it leaves black bars depending on what resolution I set. No lower resolutions fill the whole screen so I'm wasting screen space :(.

In order for MT4 to run on the Surface Pro 3 with a larger font you must right click the Mt4 icon, Properties, choose the compatibility tab and select disable display scaling on high DPI settings. That should do the trick when connected to a second monitor. While open on the surface pro monitor you have to adjust the screen resolution.

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