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Change font size in Windows desktop application

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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).

Thanks

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on May 28, 2013 - 15:42 UTC

Hello Martin,

Unfortunately, that's not an available option in Todoist, but Windows itself has tools that allow you to increase the font size of any app. In Windows 8, please search "font" in the Settings (or in the Control Panel).

Thanks,
Brendon.

TB
Tony Boyle
Replied on Sep 17, 2013 - 01:00 UTC

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.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Sep 17, 2013 - 11:05 UTC

Hello Tony,

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 david@doist.io and brendon@doist.io


Best regards,
David

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Art
Replied on Nov 20, 2013 - 11:03 UTC

+1
Using a Windows 8 tablet, and font is barely readable. About 30% the size of all my other display fonts.

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Tony Boyle
Replied on Nov 20, 2013 - 11:40 UTC

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.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Nov 20, 2013 - 15:26 UTC

Tony,

We'll consider creating a native app for Windows 8 which will hopefully solve this issue.


Best regards,
David

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Tony Boyle
Replied on Nov 20, 2013 - 15:44 UTC

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?

JP
Jim Peet  premium
Replied on Jan 02, 2014 - 21:48 UTC

I have this issue on an Asus hi-def laptop. The desktop app is too hard to read, not really usable.

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Tony Boyle
Replied on Jan 02, 2014 - 22:42 UTC

If I were Todoist I'd withdraw the desktop apps until they were fit for purpose. It just makes the software and the company look unprofessional in my view, especially as the majority of users will be using high dpi laptops pretty soon.

I've not bought a pro package yet as I was rather annoyed with the denial from Todoist when the issue was raised some months ago.

Radu Pârvu
Replied on Feb 20, 2014 - 14:09 UTC

On Windows 7, if I increase the font size in the OS level is not possible any more to add an email as a task in Outlook! It chooses another email message!

Shocking!

David Trey  staff
Replied on Feb 20, 2014 - 15:43 UTC

Hello Radu,

I can't reproduce this issue so far. Please clarify what option do you use exactly to change the default font size and are you selecting a new message in Outlook after you do that?


Best regards,
David

Radu Pârvu
Replied on Feb 21, 2014 - 07:59 UTC

Hi

I increase the font size to 125% in the control panel.

When i try to add an email as task in Outlook with an email selected for some emails it does not do it, it uses always previous browsed email in outlook.

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Feb 21, 2014 - 13:08 UTC

Radu,

So, just to clarify - when you reset the font size to 100%, then the exact same emails work correctly and it doesn't use previously browsed emails? Technically, a font size is completely irrelevant for our plugin as it only looks for the even of selecting a message with a certain ID, it doesn't even consider things like resolution, zoom etc. Please confirm that changing it to 100% completely "fixes" this issue.


Best regards,
David

Radu Pârvu
Replied on Feb 21, 2014 - 13:09 UTC

I confirm: 100% is fine 125% is not

David Trey  staff
Replied on Feb 21, 2014 - 13:22 UTC

Thank you, we'll look into it. I have passed it to the developers.


Best regards,
David

David Trey  staff
Replied on Feb 21, 2014 - 15:05 UTC

Radu,

One more thing - does this happen when you use the "Add to Todoist" button from the toolbar or also (or only) when you use "Add email as task" directly from within our plugin?


Best regards,
David

Radu Pârvu
Replied on Feb 21, 2014 - 16:49 UTC

It happens only when I use "add email as task"

When I use the toolbar button nothing happens!

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AndyMo905 .
Replied on Mar 24, 2014 - 18:09 UTC

I too would love to be able to modify the font sizes.

The task font size is just fine.

The day-of-the-week font size (eg. Today, Tomorrow, Wednesday) is REALLY LARGE - twice the size at least. Add to that the blank line above it, and it is taking up a ton of space.

Skye Nathaniel Schiefer
Replied on Oct 24, 2014 - 19:00 UTC

My desktop monitor has a native resolution of 2560 x 1440, and it is not comfortable to read the application's text. There really should be an option to change the font size.

Robb Enger  premium
Replied on Oct 28, 2014 - 22:58 UTC

+1

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Mitch
Replied on Oct 30, 2014 - 04:23 UTC

unacceptably small font size. released as a quick offering to windows users. over a year and no movement means this is not a business priority. back to wundlist, ill check again in another 6 months to year for an update. thanks!

Eric  premium
Replied on Nov 18, 2014 - 14:04 UTC

I am in the same boat... no siri integration on the phone and the font size on the windows surface 3 laptop work issued me is unbearably small. Guess it is time to look at alternatives for these needs.

PW
Paul Willingham  premium
Replied on Nov 26, 2014 - 15:02 UTC

Impossible to read!

oleg.tolkachev  premium
Replied on Dec 27, 2014 - 13:31 UTC

Resolution of my Lenovo is 2560х1440. Impossible to read tasks in Todoist! Very small font. Please fix it!

Michael Ahern  premium
Replied on Dec 27, 2014 - 15:42 UTC

It seems like the innovation is slowing down. No hi-dpi, thunderbird extenstion poorly supported. Sad for a premium user to see.

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Emmy Neilson
Replied on Jan 10, 2015 - 01:48 UTC

I can confirm this problem on Windows 8.1. The fonts are minute. Better do this right or withdraw the so-called windows desktop app. It WILL NOT work on high res screens. If you can't repro it then you aren't even trying and don't have a "retina" windows machine: 2800 x 1920 resolution.

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Emmy Neilson
Replied on Jan 10, 2015 - 01:55 UTC

Retina Macs don't exhibit the problem because of their superior font handling.

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Emmy Neilson
Replied on Jan 10, 2015 - 02:55 UTC

Further note that the Outlook addin for Windows Outlook exhibits the same problem with minute fonts that CANNOT be enlarged. Certainly, this addin is mostly the same code with the same problems.

My Lenovo display is 3200 x 1800.

LH
Lee Huddleston  premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 11:55 UTC

Any news from staff on this?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 12:51 UTC

Hello Lee,

Unfortunately not yet, but we'll look into this in our Windows app.


Regards,
David

oleg.tolkachev  premium
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 12:53 UTC

When?
14 Янв 2015 г. 19:51 пользователь "Todoist Support" <
support.xxxxxxxxxx@support.todoist.com> написал:

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 14, 2015 - 13:07 UTC

Oleg,

Unfortunately, we don't know when at this point. As soon as we have the resources for this, we'll do it.


Regards,
David

PaulN  premium
Replied on Jan 16, 2015 - 02:22 UTC

Solution for Surface Pro 3. In the Chrome extension you can view todoist in a good sized font. Even better if you go to settings wheel and touch on 'Popout in a window' it will link to the Windows version (if installed) and this will display in new window - easy to read.

oleg.tolkachev  premium
Replied on Jan 16, 2015 - 03:11 UTC

Doesn't work offline :(


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Todoist Support | PaulN added a comment to question Change font size in Windows desktop application
Solution for Surface Pro 3. In the Chrome extension you can view todoist in a good sized font. Even better if you go to settings wheel and touch on 'Popout in a window' it will link to the Windows version (if installed) and this will display in new window - easy to read.

Click this link to see it:
todoist.com/Support/show/25293/#comment_174649
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Richard Castiglia  premium
Replied on Feb 14, 2015 - 02:41 UTC

Take a look at https://userstyles.org/styles/browse/todoist?page=1
They offer downloadable scripts that will work in Firefox and let you customize the Todoist web page with fonts, colors and styles.

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Veronica Cushman  premium
Replied on Apr 28, 2015 - 21:19 UTC

I am a new todoist user, installed it on Windows 8 only to find I can hardly read anything because the writing is so small and there is all this wasted white space on each side, my monitor is 15. I assumed it would be an easy setting fix only to find this post with the issue noted 2 years ago & it has still not been fixed!

I find it very odd for a company to go to such great lengths to create a great product only so people can't use it fully...because they can't see it. Please Todoist, fix this, it would be so sad to see a company that has worked so hard to create a great product task management product have to fold because people did not stay around, or want to use it...because the company would not adjust the visual so people COULD use it.

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jrbrooks27  premium
Replied on May 06, 2015 - 01:42 UTC

As much as I would like to use Todoist, I will continue in Wunderlist because I have the same Windows scaling issue. I also have the ridiculous Lenovo, however: 3200x1800 resolution.

David Trey  staff
Replied on May 06, 2015 - 11:54 UTC

Hello,

We're very sorry for the delays, we are currently waiting for Microsoft to certify the new version of our app before we can release it.

If you wouldn't mind installing a beta version of our app which addresses this and a few other issues, you can download it from these locations:

Standard version: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7cEOoAl9IRgTEw3bmtEU0RrakE/view?usp=sharing

Version with no GPU acceleration: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7cEOoAl9IRgVEtZWldDZWhFLVE/view?usp=sharing

Developer's notes and installation instructions: https://docs.google.com/a/doist.io/document/d/1lksQqvPWV8T7PVVuH9iDHblXTwlP91ZTGbuRPmiBhZs/edit?usp=sharing


Regards,
David

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Andrew Boothe
Replied on May 19, 2015 - 15:50 UTC

How do I install the beta, I see no .exe file

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Andrew Boothe
Replied on May 19, 2015 - 15:52 UTC

Todoist is awesome but the desktop app is killing it, come on guys.

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on May 19, 2015 - 16:09 UTC

Hi Andrew,

You should be able to see the "download" icon at the top of the screen. Please click on it to download the beta :-)

Regards,
Galina

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Andrew Boothe
Replied on May 19, 2015 - 19:54 UTC

Hi Galina,

I can download the the file, what I didn't say was that there's only a debug folder with some files in it but no executable application file to select to start the installation process. If there is could you point me to it please, thanks in advance. (attachments) below are how I see things on my PC.

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on May 19, 2015 - 19:58 UTC

Hi Andrew,

Instead of opening the Debug folder, please click on the "download" icon at the top. Take a look at my screenshot.

Regards,
Galina

Martin Fink  premium
Replied on Jul 05, 2015 - 22:32 UTC

I am able to download the file, extract the Debug folder and run the main executable. Once it runs, you do get proper font sizing and at works. But, there are still major issues with this particular release. If there any other instances of Todoist running (including the Todoist for Outlook add-in, and the release Todoist for Windows), the this new executable refuses to run.

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Jul 06, 2015 - 00:27 UTC

Hi Martin,

Please change the close behavior. You can do this by following the steps on the link below: https://todoist.com/FAQ/show/32/


Regards,
Clyde