# How to increase/decrease the size of the buttons inside the panels?

I've downloaded a .blend file recently and all of the interface elements look very small. I remember that there were an easy trick to make everything bigger (or smaller) when I was using Blender 2.49 long time ago. My question is how to do it increase or decrease the size of the buttons within the panels using User Preferences and without using it?

• You can go to File Menu/User Preferences/System in section General Adjust the DPI value – Igor Tatarnikov Jul 31 '15 at 11:58
• One way I recall is by using - or + Numpad buttons while hovering mouse over adjacent menu. – Mr Zak Jul 31 '15 at 11:58
• If this is happening on a file you didn't create, and want to preserve your own default layout, uncheck the LoadUI box when loading the file. i.stack.imgur.com/5m27W.png – cegaton Jul 31 '15 at 12:03
• – p2or Jul 31 '15 at 12:18
• @cegaton, could you transform your comment to the answer? Your solution is very helpful and valuable. – Paul Gonet Jul 31 '15 at 14:55