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Windows 7: font size 150% makes the taskbar always visible full screen video

05 Mar 2013   #1
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
font size 150% makes the taskbar always visible full screen video

We have a win7 PC hooked to an LED TV.
I wanted to increase the font sizes to 150% but the task bar stays visible.
If text size set to 125%, then task bar stays invisible with full screen video.
Video is amazon prime video.

Any ideas?
Any other way to make it bigger?
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05 Mar 2013   #2
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This describes it perfectly.
Fix the issue with Windows 7 taskbar always staying on top of other apps - BrilliantCode

I tried setting to win7 basic and 150% but task bar stays up.
So I set to autohide and it is gone.
Anyway else to fix this?
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05 Mar 2013   #3
DMHolt57

 
 

If the TV is set to its max resolution, you will have to pick a custom percentage between 125 and 150...
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05 Mar 2013   #4
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

I have exactly the same issue streaming some providers if I increased the font size. I have to get off the couch and sit near the TV and read what I think some of the small writing says.I have not found a workaround except down sizing to 720p instead of 1080p. This is on my Sony Picture tube RPTV so the image stays nice and sharp. I am 20ft away from the 57" screen and I have trouble with everything except Windows Media centres 10ft scale text. On an LCD you need to stay on the default resolution or you get a fuzzy distorted picture.
It is an undocumented feature.
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05 Mar 2013   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Amazon Prime Video is the Player ? Is that like a Youtube player ? Does the player have a full screen option ? I`m assuming it does, but it just doesn`t work with 150% fonts ?

Can you post a shot ?

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Throw me the info on the video and I`ll test it on My Sony 40"

My question..why are you increasing the fonts on your LED ? How big is it ? If you`re just using it to watch video/movies etc. what`s the point. Just askin
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05 Mar 2013   #6
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

This issue can be resolved in some programs by left clicking on the program while on the taskbar, going to properties and selecting "Disable DPI Scaling"

(if it's a pinned program you will need to right-click again on the program name when it comes up in the first list)

Note that the program will not benefit from the global 150% DPI setting, while the rest of the computer will.
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05 Mar 2013   #7
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DMHolt57 View Post
If the TV is set to its max resolution, you will have to pick a custom percentage between 125 and 150...
Like 149%?

The video is flash Amazon prime, youtube etc...
I think netflix too.

What happens is when you go fullscreen, the taskbar stays visible and the full screen video plays underneath the task bar.
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05 Mar 2013   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I need the link to what you are trying to watch, exactly.

You can always auto hide the taskbar.

Is this a dual monitor setup ?
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05 Mar 2013   #9
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This for example.
Amazon.com: Fringe: Season 1, Episode 6 "The Cure": Amazon Instant Video

The 39 inch LED TV is the only attached video device.
It is set to native resolution 1080p type setting.

Amazon prime has some free videos that work the same way as the ones included in Prime..

With the text set to 150 percent, you can read the text from the couch which is nice to do.
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05 Mar 2013   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Got something we don`t have to pay for ?

Have you given auto hide a try yet ?
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