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asked 2024-04-19 01:54:21 +0000

mezmia gravatar image

Started this program for the first time. On a 55" monitor the text measures less than 3/64 ". Is this an error of the application? If not, how can the text be made larger so it can be read without using a magnifying glass?

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The OS you're using would help.

Works fine for me on a 4k 43" monitor on Windows 10 with the Wireshark preferences font set to "Consolas 10.0"

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2024-04-19 07:42:53 +0000 )edit

Oh h. Thanks. I was using Windows 10 but I checked on PCLinux and it's the same tiny text.

mezmia gravatar imagemezmia ( 2024-04-20 16:29:34 +0000 )edit

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answered 2024-04-19 11:32:16 +0000

hugo.vanderkooij gravatar image

Adjust application settings to match your preferences.

Edit => Preferences =>Appearance => Font and Colors

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Oh hello. Thanks. That does change the font size for the output of a stream capture. But I couldn't adjust the size of the text for the program UI itself. Menu items like Edit, Capture, Analyze or Tools etc. are hard to see. I can see and read them but I have to get real close to the monitor.

mezmia gravatar imagemezmia ( 2024-04-20 17:01:15 +0000 )edit

What version of Wireshark are you using? On Windows, the size of the Menu items are controlled by the windows scaling settings. If you go to System->Display, under Scale & Layout, what scaling percentage is being used? Note that this setting should affect all applications. Do other applications have small text?

johnthacker gravatar imagejohnthacker ( 2024-04-21 00:33:54 +0000 )edit

Yes. The scaling in Windows is for all applications but I hate to use it at a scaling different than the one recommended. On the application I changed the font size and I can see streams very well. The fonts in the application's menu aren't affected by that setting. I was hoping there was a setting for that. I worked around it. Like changing the scaling on Windows. If anything I get up close to the monitor. This problem is not much of a problem. I'm just curious. Thank you.

mezmia gravatar imagemezmia ( 2024-05-03 06:41:47 +0000 )edit

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