Imagine you want to give users the possibility to adjust the general spacing and font-size of an application to have more contents on smaller screens or whatever reason.

I'm struggling to find a general description for the texts when choosing in a dropdown because the option does not only effect font-size or spacing but the general appearance of the application.

I thought this would be an interesting topic to discuss.

My approach:

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  • Screen size: Small, Medium, and Large. ?? Commented Feb 23, 2023 at 13:05

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I think you're talking about Information density.

You can have something like:

Information density:

  • Compact
  • Standard
  • Spacious (or comfort)

PS: I think Gmail has an option for this.

  • THAT was the word I was looking for. Fits perfect for my need. Great advice, thank you! Commented Feb 24, 2023 at 10:25

Size description

Additionally, if at all possible, consider representing it as a slider so that users can change it without much of a change in layout.

Sample size changer enter image description here

  • 1
    Great hint, thanks! As I am not only looking for Text Size it maybe is not the best choice for my problem. Commented Feb 24, 2023 at 10:26

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