Font Size On LabVIEW Front Panel Changes Depending On The Operating System

Updated Mar 9, 2018

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Software

  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

I have created a VI with a front panel that uses several of labels and text. I find that the font size is different on my Windows 7 system compared to my Windows 10 system. This is making my front panel not look as I desire across PC's. How can I make the font the same across all Windows operating systems?

Solution

LabVIEW 8.6 and Earlier

You can change the default font size to be used by LabVIEW by completing the following steps:
  1. Select Tools » Options to open the options menu.
  2. Click on Font on the left-hand side of the menu.
  3. Use the drop down menu to select Application font, Dialog font, or System font.
  4. Uncheck the Use default font button and click on the Font Style... button.
  5. The Font Style box allows you to select the font and set the size to be used by LabVIEW.
 

LabVIEW 2009 and Later

You can change the default font size to be used by LabVIEW by completing the following steps:
  1. Select Tools » Options to open the options menu.
  2. Click on Environment on the left-hand side of the menu and scroll down to Font.
  3. Use the drop down menu to select Application font, Dialog font, or System font.
  4. Uncheck the Use default font button and click on the Font Style... button.
  5. The Font Style box allows you to select the font and set the size to be used by LabVIEW.

For any changes to the default font style or size to take effect, LabVIEW must be restarted.

Additional Information

LabVIEW takes the default font sizes from the operating system it is running on. The original font size for LabVIEW is 15.

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