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How to make db and table names larger in the session pane?

Dave posted 5 years ago in General
In the session pane (extreme left), is there a way to make the db and table names larger? If there is, I have missed it. It would help my poor vision.

Thank you.
ansgar posted 5 years ago
Larger font or what? The icon is also highlighted and there is a selection rectangle around selected nodes.
Dave posted 5 years ago
Thank you for the fast answer. Yes, I mean for the font size. The default font (arial?) is good, but it looks to be about 8 points in size. Maybe in a upcoming version if there could be an option for the font size in this pane such as small - 8pt, medium-10pt, or large-12pt. Something like that. It would help me a lot since I'm constantly referring to that pane and my vision is not good with small print, even with glasses.

Thanks again.
ansgar posted 5 years ago
Font size depends on your system DPI settings. This is nothing which should be set in HeidiSQL directly. By default this is 96 DPI. You can increase that to 120 DPI or whatever in your control panel, display settings.
Dave posted 5 years ago
Thanks, and I understand what you are saying about monitor DPIs. I would say, though, that (just like the Query tab pane where the font family and font size can be infinitely adjusted to suit the user) the db-table session pane is a place where a lot of reading is done.

The db-table pane width is adjustable to allow for a larger point font. So, I believe that this would be a great place to have the font size to be somewhat adjustable.

Thanks!

ansgar posted 5 years ago
I disagree - font size in very most panels, trees, lists, pulldowns or whatever should follow the global settings in your Windows control panel. Only if it comes to write code, that has to be customizable as most users prefere a fixed font over a proportional one.
Kembreg posted 3 years ago
I have to agree with Dave.
It would be very useful to have a larger font Size.

I will prove it:

Why did you pick Font Size 8?
Why not 6,4, 10 or 12?
It was an arbitrary decision you made when you designed the software.
As such, you should let users make their own arbitrary designs that best suit them.
Adjust the Windows font is not really a good answer.
ansgar posted 3 years ago
Windows font settings is the answer to this problem. Because you just need one setting and all applications follow this setting. Doing that in each application would just mean more work for you, wouldn't it? I guess we're not the first users discussing this topic.

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