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How to change the size of Matlab 2013 Toolstrip icons and fonts?

Asked by Sarah J.
on 21 May 2013
Latest activity Commented on by Aicko Schumann on 25 Mar 2016

I would like to increase the size of Matlab 2012/2013 Toolstrip icons.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks in advance


I would like to have an answer for this as well. The MATLAB toolstrip fonts are much smaller than the toolstrip fonts of the other applications that I use.

I too would like answer to this. I have the same problem in 2014a running under Windows 7. The other text (address bar, current folder, etc) are a decent font size, but the ribbon/toolstrip font and icons are barely readable on 3200 x 1800 resolution. All other applications seem fine (Visual Studio 2013, Chrome, etc).

Is there an answer available? Matlab becomes unusable on modern displays which is very disappointing. @Mathworks: Please provide a platform-independent solution!

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Answer by Guilherme on 26 Feb 2015
Edited by Guilherme on 26 Feb 2015

Incomplete answer! PLEASE MATHWORKS, tell us how to address the problem on Linux!!!

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Agreed. Same issue on Redhat EL6. I adjusted the fonts and the dpi settings. Neither affected the toolstrip. Help MATLAB!

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Answer by Adam
on 20 Nov 2014

Is there really no way to change the size of icons on the command ribbon?

I am using a surface pro 3 at native resolution and the matlab interface was just too small to use (in other programs, i have no difficulty with this).

I managed to change the size of all text and some parts of the matlab UI, but not the command ribbon. In solid edge for example, there was an option to increase the size of ribbon icons by 2X, which worked excellent. Is there no such option in matlab 2014?


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Answer by David Sanchez
on 21 May 2013

You can change it through you OS configuration. Matlab does not control the sizes of toolstrip icons since that is a parameter controlled by the OS.


thanks for your answer David. Would you please telling me how to do that?

This response is inadequate because, for example, the font of the MATLAB toolstrip is smaller than the font of the Microsoft Word toolstrip font. In fact, it is ridiculously smaller. I want to increase the font of the MATLAB toolstrip without affecting the Microsoft toolstrip. Is there anyway to do this?

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Answer by David Sanchez
on 21 May 2013

If you are a Windows User, go to Control Panel->Screen. Set the configuration that best suits your needs

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Hi, What would you suggest for a GNU/Linux user? specifically, if the OS is Ubunti 12.04. Response will be really useful. Regards

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