How to change menu font and icon size for 3.0.1

asked 2019-05-21 21:26:42 +0000

Dkollodge gravatar image

I just downloaded 3.0.1 on a Windows 10, 64-bit machine. The menu font size and the menu icons are so small I have a hard time reading/viewing them. When I click on a menu item the text in the drop down box is just as tiny.

I know how to change the font size in the packet window. It's the Wireshark UI that I need to change. I've tried changing screen resolution but that did not fix the issue.

Any help is appreciated.

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Are the menu font size and icon sizes different on other applications running on your machine?

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2019-05-22 00:13:18 +0000 )edit

What type of display are you using?

Jaap gravatar imageJaap ( 2019-05-22 05:23:44 +0000 )edit

I thought rebooting my PC solved the problem and submitted an answer. But after further review, it did not. I have removed that answer from the question.

I'm using two monitors, a laptop PC with a second (larger) monitor. When Wireshark is displayed on the laptop, the UI scales when I change the 'Scale and layout' setting on on the Control panel - System - Display page. When I move Wireshark to the secondary monitor and change the 'Scale and layout' setting the UI does not scale. I performed the same test with MS Word and the same scaling issue was present.

The secondary monitor is branded Westinghouse, but there isn't a label with a model number. (It was abandoned in a cube, so I scavenged it.) I'm going to try a different monitor and see if the issue persists.

Dkollodge gravatar imageDkollodge ( 2019-05-22 14:27:53 +0000 )edit

I had this same problem in Wireshark 3.2.2. and I found the answer here:

Basically, you need to change the Properties of the application to change the DPI scaling to "System (Enhanced)". It made a huge difference on my display!

naboznyk gravatar imagenaboznyk ( 2020-03-25 11:35:55 +0000 )edit