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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on May 5, 2021

ACS - Ability to change font size on scratch pad

It would be great to be able to change the font size on the scratch pad window in Access Client Solutions.

We have many users that use the scratch pad extensively but some complain that the font is too small and it's difficult to read the scratch pad accurately when there is a lot of text pasted into it.

Use Case:

Examples would be when they cut and paste a large list of order numbers or item numbers, they have trouble differentiating similar orders/items in the list.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    May 11, 2021

    Thank you for submitting your Request For Enhancement. Here are a couple of existing options for you to consider which are available today.

    Option 1:
    There is a Screen History option available at View-->Screen History. This will capture the current screen before the next one is displayed. It will keep 15 of the most recently displayed screens by discarding the oldest one. By clicking on one of the previously viewed screens on the Screen History Board, a viewer will pop-up which allows you to navigate through any of the previous 15 screens and also resize the viewing window to a larger size. To clear the Screen History Board, you can disable/enable View-->Screen History. It also has the ability to pause/start screen capture.

    Option 2:
    If you would like to continue to use Scratch Pad, Windows provides a magnifier which can be enabled using the Windows key combined with the + key (to enlarge) and the - key (to reduce). The Windows key is normally located between the Ctrl and Alt key on the lower left of the keyboard. The magnification will be centered at the location of the cursor. Mac has a similar feature which can be enabled at System Preferences..., Accessibility, Zoom, and then selecting "Use keyboard shortcuts to zoom".

    Do either of the above options meet the requirement?