Author Topic: The VoiceAttack interface is too small/I can't read VoiceAttack on my 4K monitor  (Read 1344 times)


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The VoiceAttack-specific information in the original post applies to VoiceAttack v1.6.9 and lower only.

From VoiceAttack v1.7 onward, the interface has been modified so that it will adapt to your Windows display scaling setting.

I found this online article to be a good guide to change that setting.

Original post:

If the VoiceAttack interface is too small(E.G. you're using a 4K monitor), you can make it bigger:

On VoiceAttack's main window, click to open the "Options" window, and in the "General" tab, select a different option under "Display Size" (Large, Larger, or Largest); The main window will change size when you select the different options to preview the change.

Click "OK" to apply the setting to all windows and dialogs.

If you can't see the interface well enough to operate it, but have a text editor(Notepad for example, though you shouldn't use Microsoft Word as it could affect the formatting) that you can comfortably use, you can manually edit VoiceAttack's config file to change this setting:

Navigate* to "%LOCALAPPDATA%\", there you'll find a "VoiceAttack.exe_Url_" folder, inside that is the "" folder, and inside that is your "user.config" file.

If this file or folder doesn't exist, you need to run VoiceAttack once first so it can create it(Just running the program is enough, you don't need to operate it), and close it again(to make sure VoiceAttack doesn't overwrite your changes).

Inside the "user.config" file, find this section:
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<setting name="SizeMode" serializeAs="String">

If that block doesn't exist, you can add it at the bottom of the list. Do make sure it's above these lines:
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You can change the "0" between the "value" tags to the following values for the corresponding interface element size:
  • 0 - Normal
  • 1 - Large
  • 2 - Larger
  • 3 - Largest
I recommend setting it to 3 for "Largest", as you can then use the option in the Options dialog as described at the top of this post to make it smaller if need be.

With the value changed and the block add if necessary, save the file and start VoiceAttack(If you have a text editor that monitors the file it may notify you the file has been changed by VoiceAttack, this is normal), the interface should now be much larger.

*: Text between "%" symbols indicates a Windows global variable.

In this case, the variable contains a path to your "AppData\Local\" directory, which is different for each user/machine.

To use the variable, either open a Run dialog by pressing the windows key and the R key simultaneously, enter "%LOCALAPPDATA%\"(Without the quotes), and press Enter.
Or, open a Windows Explorer(Note that this is not Internet Explorer, it's what you use to browse your local filesystem, E.G. "Libraries" or "Documents") window, and click the symbol on the left hand side of the breadcrumbs bar to show the folder path(You can also press the F4 key to show the path).

Replace any and all text in that bar with "%LOCALAPPDATA%\"(Without the quotes), and press Enter to go to that directory.

EDIT: Fixed image links
« Last Edit: June 12, 2018, 03:48:43 pm by Pfeil »