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Aug 29, 2017, 05:46 pm Last Edit: Aug 29, 2017, 05:54 pm by alexandrevelco

I can't launch Arduino 1.8.4. It seems to be a font size issue :

In AppData/Romaing/Arduino15/preferences.txt, the font size is set to 12 which is >0 so I don't understand.

(It works with Arduino 1.6.1)

Any idea ?


The location of preferences.txt is different since Arduino IDE 1.6.6: AppData/Local/Arduino15/preferences.txt

Do you know how the font size might have gotten set too low? There was a keyboard/mouse shortcut (ctrl+mouse wheel) added in 1.8.4 to change the size and they didn't restrict it from setting the font to <1. That has now been fixed but the fix is only available in the hourly build or the next release.


Aug 30, 2017, 08:54 am Last Edit: Aug 30, 2017, 09:05 am by alexandrevelco
I don't know, in fact, I wasn't on my computer when Arduino 1.8.4 crashed for the first time.
Indeed, before the software crashed, the person on my computer told me that the the font size has changed, so I think he has done this keyboard shortcut.

I changed the font size in AppData/Local/Arduino15/preferences.txt (it was set to -397) and It works !

Thank you pert :)

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