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Desktop app Preferences window has tiny font

Desktop app Preferences window has tiny font

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Hello, I'm using the Desktop app v. 120.4.4598 on Windows 10. New Dell XPS 17 9700 with its default 1920x1200 screen resolution. I just installed Dropbox on this new computer, and have used it without problems on the previous computer.


From the tray, if I right-clock, "Access and manage your Dropbox settings," and then "Preferences" to open the Dropbox Preferences window, the font size on the tabs, checkbox text, drop-down text and buttons makes it completely unusable. Looking at it side-by-side against text in Word, it looks like it's rendering in a 3-point font.


Note that the fonts in the app are just fine when I'm working with my files. It's only the Preferences window that's completely messed-up. Anyone see this before? I've looked for other incidents, but others mostly seem to be related to using Dropbox in the browser.


Thanks in advance.

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Re: Desktop app Preferences window has tiny font

Hey @larrycoon, and welcome to our Community!

Could you check if you have any kind of setting in your OS that makes the font size appear smaller?

Also, can I ask for a screenshot of the issue please? 

Make sure none of your personal info are shown there, for security reasons.

Thanks! Keep me posted!

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