Size of font in search box

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soaper
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Size of font in search box

Post by soaper » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:25 pm

As you can see below, the font setting affects the results but not the size of the font in the search box:

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Is it possible to also size the text in the search box and make it larger?

Thanks.

void
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Re: Size of font in search box

Post by void » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:57 pm

The search edit size can be customized in the Everything.ini:
  • Completely exit Everything.
  • Open %APPDATA%\Everything\Everything.ini in notepad
  • Change the following line:

    Code: Select all

    search_edit_font_size=
    to:

    Code: Select all

    search_edit_font_size=22
    where 22 is the font height in logical pixels.
  • Save changes and restart Everything.
Fonts and colors

Please consider changing the DPI of "Everything".

To set a custom DPI scale for "Everything":
  • In "Everything", type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /dpi=144
    where 144 is the DPI:
    • 96=100%
    • 120=125%
    • 144=150%
  • Restart "Everything" with the following search command, In "Everything", type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /restart
Everything UI 96 DPI (100%):


Everything Options 96 DPI (100%):


Everything UI 144 DPI (150%):


Everything Options 144 DPI (150%):


This DPI setting is multiplied by the current user DPI setting.

Note: some windows controls will not scale, such as check boxes, menu bars.

Changing the user DPI in Windows 10:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5990-change-dpi-scaling-level-displays-windows-10-a.html

Changing the user DPI in Windows 7/8:
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/443-dpi-display-size-settings-change.html

soaper
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Re: Size of font in search box

Post by soaper » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:48 am

A HUGE thank you for your prompt/complete response!

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I used the .ini file approach.

If I were to change one thing about your instructions:
  • Open %APPDATA%\Everything\Everything.ini in notepad (locating this file will require use of Everything).
  • Completely exit Everything.
  • ...
:)

I can't imagine locating any file without Everything!

Thanks again.

void
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Re: Size of font in search box

Post by void » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:53 am

Another quick way to open your Everything.ini:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    about:config
Please make sure you completely exit Everything before modifying your Everything.ini.

soaper
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Re: Size of font in search box

Post by soaper » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:19 am

Very nice. Just like in Firefox.

muir
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Re: Size of font in search box

Post by muir » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:48 pm

Number one, thanks for a great app. Number two, a question. I was trying to enlarge the font in the search box. I read in the General forum how I might accomplish this. One answer suggested changing the .INI file. Another answer suggested a fast way to bring up the configuration file by using your program and enter “about:config” in the Everything search box; it worked wonderfully. I then closed the Everything app. The suggested parameter to change was “search_edit_font_size=” which I found; and added 22 as suggested next to the = sign with no space. I then opened the menu on the config file and saved the file. But when I opened app again no change. What did I miss? Any help would be most appreciated.

void
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Re: Size of font in search box

Post by void » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:56 pm

Changes to the Everything.ini are ignored when Everything is running.

Please make sure Everything is not running when modifying your Everything.ini:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    about:config
    This will open your Everything.ini in Notepad.
  • In Everything, from the File menu, click Exit. (Important)
  • In Notepad, change the following lines in your Everything.ini
    search_edit_font=
    search_edit_font_size=
  • to:
    search_edit_font=arial
    search_edit_font_size=22
    where arial is the font name and 22 is the font height in pixels.
  • Save changes and restart Everything.
Alternatively, to change the DPI in Everything:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /dpi=144
  • where 144 is the desired DPI. 96 is the default.
  • Type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /restart

muir
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Re: Size of font in search box

Post by muir » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:11 pm

I had posted a message on how to change the font size in the search box. I received a post which answered my question. Thank you for you time and effort. For others who might stumble I had closed the config file instead of EXITING. Thanks again

raccoon
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Re: Size of font in search box

Post by raccoon » Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:19 am

Are there still plans to link the Search Box to the Results Box for +/- Zoom scaling, for convenience of use on television sets?

void
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Re: Size of font in search box

Post by void » Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:21 am

Yes, all controls in the main window will be linked to Ctrl +/- zoom in a future release.

Thank you for your suggestion.

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