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Windows 7: Control Panel font size

10 Aug 2015   #11
rdwray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I may have sent you on a wild goose chase. I did not have any shortcuts on the right side of my screen, but I have some gadgets and the gadget text is what is distorted. I moved file over to the right side and the file name looks fine. What threw me off is that there are other gadgets on the same side and the text on them are fine. This is different, the background image of both gadgets is missing and the white text bleeds red.


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10 Aug 2015   #12
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Oh so its a gadget that is looking wrong only?
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10 Aug 2015   #13
rdwray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

2 out of 4 have the problem; there are 11, but 8 are the same basic gadget and are fine. I also have the same setup on Window 8 without any issues.
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10 Aug 2015   #14
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Can you take a pic of the issue please, is this issue only on the gadgets then and not other system windows like the control panel. Also have you tried setting a different power plan in power options, like high performance to test to see if the issue goes away?
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10 Aug 2015   #15
rdwray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Gadget on left is correct; the one on the right is @ 125% DPI - the background @ 125% is the desktop:


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10 Aug 2015   #16
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yeah that is odd as it seems to break alpha layer it uses (the pink is supposed to mean that is transparent) You could try system restoring to a time that you know it was working then not take the update. Gadgets in general have been discontinued so support is not the greatest for them. I use rainmeter my self as it is way better for monitoring and what not.
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10 Aug 2015   #17
rdwray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I am going to do some in depth study of the gadgets tomorrow and will post anything useful that I find. All restore points except for the last have been deleted so that option is gone.

thanks for your help rcvjew...
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10 Aug 2015   #18
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

No problem, hope you can fix it, if you cant I suggest you look into rainmeter as it is gorgeous with infinite skins basically. Mine is simple and as follows on the right side of my screen.


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11 Aug 2015   #19
rdwray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

The problem with the gadgets seems to be in the DTD, but I cannot answer it totally or fix the problem. I added the following to one of the gadgets and at 100% DPI it look like it does at 125%. DTD has several setting and the creator of the gadget evidently did not follow protocol. The gadget I posted is encoded (not obfuscated) and I cannot open it.

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<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
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