type too small to read

Not exactly a programming question, but this is the closest topic.

I'm using an Arduino Uno with a Microsoft Surface Pro running Windows 8. I have old eyes and the print in the program is very, very small. Is there any way, short of messing with the screen resolution of the computer, to make the type size larger?

and the print in the program is very, very small.

In what program? If you are referring to the IDE, you can change the font and the size.

If you are referring to the IDE, you can change the font and the size.

File/Preferences change the font size.

Also, you may want to try notepad++ http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Thank you! i can find my typos now.

Same problem here, except I also wanted to increase the font size on the IDE tabs. This can be done by modifying the following file:

~ arduino\lib\theme\theme.txt

I changed the font to 12 as shown below, that did the trick!

GUI - CONSOLE

console.font = Monospaced,plain,12

-B

LarryD:

If you are referring to the IDE, you can change the font and the size.

File/Preferences change the font size.

Also, you may want to try notepad++
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Anymore, I use NP++ for sketch editing. You go to “Files > Preferences” in the IDE, and select use external editor. Then, drag the sketch files over to the NP++ icon on the desktop. After saving the updates, simply click on the IDE compile button, and the IDE automatically uses the updated files.

This is especially nice if you have many ‘tabs’ in your programs like I do, as you can more easily open only the necessary .ino files to be edited in NP++.

+1, yep, use an editor like NP++.


Rob