NI MAX Font Size Too Small or Large

Updated Nov 18, 2020



  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)

  • In NI-MAX, some of the font is displayed normal but some text within the application are either too small for me to see or too big and take up too much screen space. Is there a way to fix this? 
  • I am using a display resolution greater that 1680x1050, is there any way to fix this?

The display settings for NI MAX are dependent on the Windows settings, which impact the behavior at high resolution. To fix this issue disable display scaling using the following steps.
  1. Locate your NI MAX shortcut in your Desktop or through Start >> Right-click NI MAX >> More >> Open file location.
  2. Right-click NI MAX and select Properties.
  3. Navigate to the Compatibility tab and select click Change high DPI settings to open a new sub-window.
  4. Check to Override high DPI scaling behavior. and make sure that the Scaling performed by is selected as: Application
  5. Click Apply. Close the window and open NI MAX again. The font should be a regular size.

If the previous step doesn't work for the Real-Time Software Wizard, a workaround will be reducing the resolution of your monitor.