multi-file rename font

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NotNull
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multi-file rename font

Post by NotNull »

Is tehre a way to change the fontsize in the multi-file rename window?

When using regular expressions, the 'old format' can get a bit hard to decipher.
Same goes for the identical Advanced Copy To, move to, ... windows
void
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Re: multi-file rename font

Post by void »

Not directly.

The UI scale can be set with Tools -> Options -> UI -> Scale.



If you don't want to adjust the UI scale, you can set the dialog font with a custom Everything.lng:
  • Download CustomDialogFont.zip and extract the Custom Dialog Font.txt to an empty folder.
  • Download makelng.zip and extract makelng.exe to the same folder.
  • Edit the font information in the Custom Dialog Font.txt
  • Save changes.
  • Run makelng.exe
  • Ignore any errors and click OK.
  • Copy the generated Everything.lng to your Everything.exe location.
  • Restart Everything
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab on the left.
  • Change Language to Custom Dialog Font
  • Click OK.
Compiling Everything.lng



I have put on my TODO list to add ini settings to custom the dialog font and size.
Thanks for the suggestion.
NotNull
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Re: multi-file rename font

Post by NotNull »

Clever!

The CustomDialogFont method worked flawlessly.

Now the { and ( can be distinguished again :D
Thanks a lot!
void
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Re: multi-file rename font

Post by void »

Everything 1.5.0.1306 adds the following ini settings:

dialog_pointsize
dialog_weight
dialog_italic
dialog_charset
dialog_typeface

The system defaults are typically:
dialog_pointsize=8
dialog_weight=400
dialog_italic=0
dialog_typeface=MS Shell Dlg 2

These values are passed directly to CreateDialogIndirect when Everything creates a dialog.
SuperDude
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Re: multi-file rename font

Post by SuperDude »

void wrote: Mon Mar 21, 2022 9:19 am Not directly.

The UI scale can be set with Tools -> Options -> UI -> Scale.

If you don't want to adjust the UI scale, you can set the dialog font with a custom Everything.lng:
  • Download CustomDialogFont.zip and extract the Custom Dialog Font.txt to an empty folder.
  • Download makelng.zip and extract makelng.exe to the same folder.
  • Edit the font information in the Custom Dialog Font.txt
  • Save changes.
  • Run makelng.exe
  • Ignore any errors and click OK.
  • Copy the generated Everything.lng to your Everything.exe location.
  • Restart Everything
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the General tab on the left.
  • Change Language to Custom Dialog Font
  • Click OK.
Compiling Everything.lng

I have put on my TODO list to add ini settings to custom the dialog font and size.
Thanks for the suggestion.
I found a much easier and faster solution. If you set the following options in the .ini file, you can make all dialogs use a font of your choice:

dialog_pointsize=9
dialog_weight=700
dialog_italic=
dialog_charset=
dialog_typeface=Segoe UI Black


The above settings makes all text displayed in a bold font, which is exactly what I needed.
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