Changing icon size in Oxygen Editor 22.0

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Changing icon size in Oxygen Editor 22.0

Post by psbentley » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:17 pm

Hi there,

I recently upgraded to Oxygen Editor v22.0 and for some reason the icon size has changed to be quite large. When I initially installed this version, they were fine, but now they're distractingly large compared to my previous version of Author 19. Any idea how to revert these? I've tried looking around in the Appearance menu and I haven't seen anything helpful. I've also tried resetting the settings back to factory, but no luck there either.


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Re: Changing icon size in Oxygen Editor 22.0

Post by adrian » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:04 pm


I'm guessing you have scaling (size of apps and text) set to 150% or more in the Windows Display settings (Settings > System > Display, Scale and layout).
What screen resolution and what scaling setting are you currently using?

Oxygen has only two sets of resources (icons), one for 100% (1x) and one for 200% (2x) scaling (twice as big). In v20.1 and older for any system scaling value lower than 200% Oxygen picked the smaller resources, so even though you had 150% or 175% (or even 199%) scaling in Windows, Oxygen still used the 100% (1x) resources. Only the text was adjusted according to the Windows scaling. Many users in this situation complained that icons are too small and toolbar buttons are difficult to click, so starting with v21.0 we decided to use the 200% (2x) resources when system scaling is 150% or higher.

So, if you are in this range of 150%-199% scaling, switching from Oxygen v20.1 or older to v21 will seem that everything is twice as big in the new version. For 150% I'm guessing there may be some situations (e.g. tree views) where icons overlap a little since they are a bit larger than their placeholders.

While it's not user friendly, you can still switch the icons to be 100% (1x)
, like in v20.1 or older, if the current setup bothers you. Create a file named 'custom_commons.vmoptions' with the following argument

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Copy/Move this file to the Oxygen installation folder (you will need admin rights to allow write access to the Oxygen folder from "Program Files").

Please let me know if you need additional assistance.

Adrian Buza
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