Change font size in Windows desktop application
Is there a way to increase the font size used in the Todoist windows app?
I'd love to use it as my primary interface for Todoist, but the font size is too small to be comfortably readable and I cant' find any way to "zoom" in (as can be done easily in e.g Chrome).
Asked by Martin Anso on May 28, 2013 - 10:03
Tony Boyle on Sep 16, 2013 - 20:00
Brendon, that isn't the case. There's no way to change the font size for individual apps in Windows 8, or any other version.
I too think the font in your Windows desktop app is way too small, especially when used on hi-dpi screens. My laptop screen is 1920 x 1080, and even if I downgrade the resolution it's still far too small.
I'd sign up for your premium service in an instant if your desktop app was usable, but the tiny fonts render it useless, in my opinion. I'd have thought you'd want to rival apps like Wunderlist, who are developing impressive desktop versions.
Could you please send a screenshot of the Windows app as you see it and let us know how big or small the screen on your laptop is? There shouldn't be any issues whatsoever when using it in 1080p maybe you're experiencing a glitch that made the font smaller than it should be, therefore a screenshot would be very helpful to confirm it. You can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Tony Boyle on Nov 20, 2013 - 05:40
Just to update this issue, after my post above I entered into email correspondence with Todoist and they admitted that the font in the desktop app was too small when used on 1080p laptop screens. It doesn't work with Windows scaling. Todoist said that this might improve with Windows 8.1 but I can confirm that this is not the case.
The problem is that the desktop app is not a native app, but more of a browser window. I'm told that the font size is more readable on larger screens.
A workaround is to use the web version of Todoist with a site specific browser such as Fluid on OS X, or use the 'Create Application Shortcut' command in Chrome for Windows. This creates a separate window for the web app which can be pinned to the taskbar. In both cases the window will be much more readable and usable than the desktop app on a high dpi laptop screen.
Tony Boyle on Nov 20, 2013 - 09:44
Thanks David, that would be great.
On my Macbook Pro it's not too bad as the screen is only 1440 x 900, but presumably on retina displays there's the same issue?