Old 06-29-2020, 03:36 PM   #1
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Default Resize Reaper fonts for users suffering vision issues.

Hi,

Is it possible to change the font size in Menus and Reaper windows? for example FX and Action List. I want to do it without changing too much the native resolution in Windows, actually at 1920 x 1080. I have two 21.5-inch monitors and these windows are difficult for me to read, due to my chronic eye fatigue.

I have already tried increasing the text size percentage in Windows in 'Make text and other items larger or smaller' but other applications appear disproportionately large. I also tried it in 'Advanced UI / System Settings' / Scale UI elements of track / mixer panels ....' but it only increases the size of the GUI as can be seen in the screen capture.
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Old 06-29-2020, 07:38 PM   #2
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There's an action Show theme tweak/configuration window you can run. If you filter for fonts you'll see a whole list of these that you can change.

Trouble is, it isn't obvious which font does what (if you seem what I mean).

Might be worth your while after checking this out to ask on theme forum for guidance on which Walter font does what. I suspect one of these might possibly do the trick?

Sorry I can't be more specific, but this should set you on the right track ...

.... or I can move this thread there if you'd like me to ... that might be better ,...

on edit: moved to themes forum.
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.... or I can move this thread there if you'd like me to ... that might be better ,...
- I will look for the action you pointed.
- Yes, it would be a good idea to move to the more specific thread, please do so, I'll be in tune, thanks.
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There's an action Show theme tweak/configuration window you can run. If you filter for fonts you'll see a whole list of these that you can change.
Ah yes! I already knew and have frequented that window to customize my themes in Reaper 5 but I never managed to edit or make changes to the fonts of the windows that I mentioned. I don't think it has changed in version 6, not sure.
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Done! I modified the code and the respective data entries and pointers in exe Reaper file and set the custom font size for each window and menu I want. Now everything is fully readable! But I would still like to find a normal way to do it. It's a little awkward have to tweak and compile on each new rev. build . I still attentive to any idea.
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Done! I modified the code and the respective data entries and pointers in exe Reaper file and set the custom font size for each window and menu I want. Now everything is fully readable! But I would still like to find a normal way to do it. It's a little awkward have to tweak and compile on each new rev. build . I still attentive to any idea.
Gee, I am seriously impressed! Well done.
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Done! I modified the code and the respective data entries and pointers in exe Reaper file and set the custom font size for each window and menu I want. Now everything is fully readable! But I would still like to find a normal way to do it. It's a little awkward have to tweak and compile on each new rev. build . I still attentive to any idea.


Can you tell us (Others that would also like this in larger fonts) where this can de done?

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Gee, I am seriously impressed! Well done.
Well, not my merit only, I am pupil of my own son lol, this took me 3 hours to do it while him would get done in 10 minutes A genius like developer and programmer prospect at his early 17's, he is dedicated to host sites data bases, web design, php, phyton, java, c's etc. I am trying to convince him to join the Reaper scripting stuff. I really can not, I have a lot of music making pending, I would need another life!

Next two compare captures with some windows and menues, before and after tweaking.
- Please - note that these are small monitors at 1920x1080 system screen resolution. This would have not to be an issue in 24 or 25 inch and up monitors .




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All I need to know is if he did this in

A) reaper.ini
B) rfconfig,txt

But I understand

Music come first for Me too.


Well at least I know it can be done.

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All I need to know is if he did this in

A) reaper.ini
B) rfconfig,txt

But I understand

Music come first for Me too.


Well at least I know it can be done.

Robert
There is no modifiable parameter in the usual way via ini or txt Reaper reference files. It was done modifying the exe file and translating hexadecimal to high level code which requires some coding knowledge.

Hopefully Reaper devs bring windows/menus font re-sizing as a native program feature
since it would help a lot for a better experience on small monitors or in cases of requiring special customization.
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It was done modifying the exe file and translating hexadecimal to high level code which requires some coding knowledge.


Do not update your version of Reaper. You will lose your changes to the fonts.
Or you will need to re do the changes after each update.


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Old 07-03-2020, 08:09 AM   #12
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I'd find this useful too....

Should we put in a feature request?
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