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How to change the font size of the Visual Studio 2017 'Find and Replace' control? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Right now the text of the 'Find and Replace' control is very tiny and difficult to make out! It is much smaller than the font in the file window.

    Note that this is NOT the dialog box, but the box that opens up in the top right corner of the file window.

    I've checked the following without finding an answer. 

    1. MSDN online: Couldn't find any instructions to adjust the font size.
    2. Tools in Menu -> Options -> Environment -> Fonts and Colors : Couldn't find the 'Find and Replace' control.

    Enlarging the font of the editor does make the font larger, but it doesn't work because the size of the editor font becomes huge before the control's font is readable.

    • Moved by Baron Bi Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:52 AM
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018 2:39 PM

Answers

  • Hi Mike,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    Please have a look at this: Fonts and Colors, Environment, Options Dialog Box and it seems there is no such item to custom the Find and Replace control, but we can check the Show settings for items: Environment and Changes the font style and size for all IDE user interface elements that do not already have a separate option in Show settings for. For example, this option applies to the Start Page but would not affect the Output window.

    I tested it in my side and it works as below, please check if this meet your requirement or not:

    Best regards,

    Sara


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    Friday, April 13, 2018 2:42 AM
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  • Hi,

    thanks for posting here.

    This forum is about c++ code issues. For your case, I will move it to vs general forum for better support.

    Your understanding and cooperation will be grateful.

    Best Regards,

    Baron Bi


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    Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:51 AM
  • Hi Mike,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    Please have a look at this: Fonts and Colors, Environment, Options Dialog Box and it seems there is no such item to custom the Find and Replace control, but we can check the Show settings for items: Environment and Changes the font style and size for all IDE user interface elements that do not already have a separate option in Show settings for. For example, this option applies to the Start Page but would not affect the Output window.

    I tested it in my side and it works as below, please check if this meet your requirement or not:

    Best regards,

    Sara


    MSDN Community Support Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" the responses that resolved your issue, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if not. This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. If you have any compliments or complaints to MSDN Support, feel free to contact MSDNFSF@microsoft.com

    Friday, April 13, 2018 2:42 AM
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  • This worked, but I think there's a bug with the application. The font setting before I changed it was 9. Changing it to 12 fixed the problem, thanks, but changing the font size back to 9 did not restore it back to the size which gave me the problem.  At this point the font 9 size of the in the 'Search and Find' box was bigger than it was originally.

    Anyway, I can now read the text I type there, so thanks!

    Saturday, June 2, 2018 4:32 PM