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Windows 7: Gadget Scaling issue

21 Jul 2016   #1
passion4tech

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Gadget Scaling issue

I have a Acer H257HU 1440P Monitor and at 2560X1400 the gadgets don't look right, they look weird. The cpu ram gadget specifically. Whenever I set text at 125% the gadgets look weird and no it's not a IE 11 issue, it's a scaling issue with windows 7. So I don't know how to fix this weird issue.


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22 Jul 2016   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Unfortunately , it is an IE 11 issue. Microsoft changed something in IE 11 that effects scaling in Windows 7 and the gadgets are effected as well. There is no "fix" that I am aware of other than to leave text at 100% or install IE 10. I chose IE 10. Someone published a work-around that involved making a change to each gadget but it left them at a smaller size.

Fix: Gadgets displaying broken in Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 with IE11
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17 Aug 2016   #3
blue skies

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Unfortunately , it is an IE 11 issue. Microsoft changed something in IE 11 that effects scaling in Windows 7 and the gadgets are effected as well. There is no "fix" that I am aware of other than to leave text at 100% or install IE 10. I chose IE 10. Someone published a work-around that involved making a change to each gadget but it left them at a smaller size.

Fix: Gadgets displaying broken in Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 with IE11
Thank you for your post, Pbcopter. I guess this explains why my CPU Meter gadget quit working after I updated IE 11. I mentioned it the following post last week, when I was trying to figure out a different issues. I have a screen cap in the link that shows the difference in how the gadget displays:

Strange update behavior?

This Microsoft Support page says that gadgets are no longer available "because the Windows Sidebar platform in Windows 7 and Windows Vista has serious vulnerabilities."

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...n-discontinued
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