Changing the Toolbar Button Size in Chief Architect and Home Designer

Reference Number: KB-03051
Last Modified: January 25, 2017

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors


How do I change the toolbar button size in Chief Architect or Home Designer?

Comparison of 20 pixel vs 40 pixel button size


You can change the toolbar button size in Chief Architect X9 or Home Designer 2018 in the Preferences dialog.

To change the toolbar size

  1. Open the Preferences dialog by selecting Edit> Preferences on a Windows computer, or Chief Architect> Preferences or Home Designer> Preferences on a Mac.

  2. On the Appearance panel under Toolbars, change the value to the right of Button Size, and then click OK. The higher the value entered here, the larger the Toolbar buttons will be.
    In this example, the Button Size was changed from 20 to 40.

  3. To see the change in button size, close Chief Architect or Home Designer, making sure to select Chief Architect> Quit Chief Architect or Home Designer> Quit Home Designer if you are on a Mac. When you reopen the program, the change in button size will have taken effect.


    Note: Increasing the toolbar button size may result in tools no longer fitting on your toolbar. Such toolbar buttons can be viewed by clicking the double right arrow icons