Why is the font in the DITA CMS Eclipse Client so small when using a high resolution monitor?

You can add a registry key to fix the resolution issue.


When using a high resolution monitor, the fonts used in the DITA CMS Eclipse Client are very small and hard to read.


When Eclipse loads, Windows asks if the application is High DPI aware and Eclipse answers “yes”.


Add a new entry to a Windows registry:
  1. Close the DITA CMS Eclipse Client.
  2. In the Windows search box, type regedit.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. In the Windows registry, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion.
  5. Right-click SideBySide.
  6. Click NEW > DWORD (32 bit) Value.
  7. Type PreferExternalManifest.
  8. Press Enter.
  9. Right-click PreferExternalManifest. Click Modify.
  10. In the Value field, type 1.
  11. In the Base section, select Decimal.
  12. Click OK.
  13. Download the manifest.txt file to the root folder of your DITA CMS Eclipse Client installation.
  14. Rename the file to eclipse.exe.manifest.
  15. Start the DITA CMS Eclipse Client.