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Increase the fontsize in serial monitor and console

Created Mon, 17 Sep 2012 01:12:48 +0000 by jcarrr


Mon, 17 Sep 2012 01:12:48 +0000

Window installation

What is the procedure for increasing the size of the fonts in 0023? I have made changes to all the font sizes in the preferences file to no avail.

The font in the IDE is great, just have a hard time with the others.

Sketches that have never compiled with mpide before compile nicely now, but it seems to process very slowly. Is this particular to my installation?

Thanks, jcarrr

Jacob Christ

Mon, 17 Sep 2012 15:32:34 +0000

What's slow? One sketch I have that generates 72K of machine code compiles in about 15 seconds.



Mon, 17 Sep 2012 16:29:29 +0000

I found a computer problem. Yesterday everything was slow but fixed now. Speed did not fix the problem with the font size and readability in the serial monitor. Any thoughts about that?


Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:38:12 +0000

I will second the fontsize issue! I thought it was small with the previous release, but now with the current release, it is very difficult to read.



Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:03:20 +0000

Which version are you looking at? MPIDE 0023-windows-20120903? When I run that version I see the font size for the editor and the serial monitor are exactly the same size as they were for previous versions. I don't believe that any fonts were changed on purpose for this release, but something strange could be going on.



Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:13:21 +0000

0903 windows. Thank you for the second Kurt.

Not the best way to characterize type size but measuring with calipers held to the monitor, an M in the editor window is .095 tall and in the console window is .060.

The console is white on a black background and seems much more pixelated than in the editor window. The serial monitor is the same with the colors reversed. It takes some effort for me to read either of them. The coloration of the text in the editor is great.

Ver 1.0.1 has wonderfully clear type face on both the console and serial monitor screens. The color distinctions in the editor are kind of blah. I just wish proven code would compile with 1.0.1 without hundreds of warnings and errors. They usually work great with 0903 and 0022.

Jacob Christ

Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:28:14 +0000

From Rick Anderson (maintainer of MPIDE):

"The only font changes were part of the update theme. We've been looking at that change since January in the test builds. I can find info on where the font is set in the code."