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Offline LynnTopic starter

Changing Size of Tool Icons in Toolbar
« on: February 22, 2020, 05:22:51 PM »
I had something very strange happen. Without any warning the toolbar on the left, where you access the Pen Tool, Pencil Tool, etc., disappeared. I messed around, trying different things (and thereby losing some of my preferred settings), but had no luck until I closed AD and reopened it. The toolbar is back, but the tool icons are very small. I haven't been able to find a way to change their size. Does anyone know how to do this?

Offline Linda2

Re: Changing Size of Tool Icons in Toolbar
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2020, 08:06:20 PM »
Sorry Lynn, I personally have not had this issue and can offer no solutions as to a fix.  However, I will search around a bit and see if I can find anything on it and will, of course, post if I do.  Maybe someone else will be able to offer something? 

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Offline Joy

Re: Changing Size of Tool Icons in Toolbar
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2020, 11:56:09 PM »
that often happens,
 like you, i close down then restart....also the whole programme disappear just when youve forgotten to -SAVE -grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Offline Rege

Re: Changing Size of Tool Icons in Toolbar
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2020, 03:27:05 AM »
Lynn, I'm afraid he doesn't have a solution to that, I found this post:

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/19598-ui-too-small/

Maybe holding down the "Ctrl" key when starting AD and keeping the first three boxes checked would put things back in order.
Windows 10 ; Affinity Designer

Online Teejay

Re: Changing Size of Tool Icons in Toolbar
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2020, 03:38:21 AM »
i heard somewhere that the new creative windows update was causing some issues with some apps

i have had this happen to me and that was sometime last year and was after an update..
they also would not dock no matter what i did  .
in the end i did a reset ... and it fixed my tools but i lost all my tool preferences..

to reset
hold control and launch your affinity and keep holding control until you see the list options

fingers crossed it works for you if you try it
i cant think of anything else to try ..

i used the default reset which is selecting the top three options which are already ticked for you
but there is a reset tool presets ..maybe if the reset studio doesnt work the reset tool options might.
good luck

Online Teejay

Re: Changing Size of Tool Icons in Toolbar
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2020, 03:40:33 AM »
HAHAHHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHA

We squeezed through the same door at the same time rege  :laugh8: :lol05: :ok2:

Offline Rege

Re: Changing Size of Tool Icons in Toolbar
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2020, 03:51:01 AM »
Teejay, you were more specific than me, I didn't go so far as to do the manipulation so I didn't see the checkbox that you show, good point!
Windows 10 ; Affinity Designer

Offline Linda2

Re: Changing Size of Tool Icons in Toolbar
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2020, 04:26:52 AM »
...and then I also found this :  Toolbar Loss


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Offline LynnTopic starter

Re: Changing Size of Tool Icons in Toolbar
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2020, 06:53:06 AM »
Thank you all for your suggestions. I followed Rege's link to the Affinity Forum and found a long-running discussion that shows no resolution to the small icon problem as yet.

By the way, my color swatches have been reduced in size during all the resets I tried. Does anyone know how to change the size of them?

Offline Rege

Re: Changing Size of Tool Icons in Toolbar
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2020, 07:14:52 AM »
Lynn, in the "Swatches" tab of the studio, click on the "Hamburger" at the top right of the tab, choose in the dropdown list "Appearance" then the desired size.
Windows 10 ; Affinity Designer

Offline LynnTopic starter

Re: Changing Size of Tool Icons in Toolbar
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2020, 08:24:30 AM »
Thanks, Rege. That worked like a charm!

Offline Rege

Re: Changing Size of Tool Icons in Toolbar
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2020, 08:26:07 AM »
I'm glad this problem is solved!
Windows 10 ; Affinity Designer

 


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