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Windows 7: Programs keep opening below the taskbar

23 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Programs keep opening below the taskbar


I had this problem with some programs, when I was running windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit and now that I’ve upgraded my notebook to Win7 Pro 64-bit, I’m seeing this problem happen much more often.

When I open some programs, either the main program window or message box’s or menu’s, open up extending below my taskbar. In Outlook 2007 when I try to set up email accounts, the setup wizard go’s below my taskbar which means I can’t click on next or Finish. True Launch Bar is also another program that does the same thing and half a dozen other programs.

My screen is set at its max 1900 x 1200 resolution and the DPI is currently at 170%. Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT.

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23 Dec 2009   #2


Ash, your DPI setting at 170% is the reason. Scale it back to maybe 120%

Check this for a better explanation: Windows Vista DPI scaling: my Vista is bigger than your Vista - istartedsomething

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24 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 64bit

I wish there was another way.......I read your link and I now understand more but my problem is that at 120% or lower, things just look a bit too small. I've been reading some new articles in regards to how doctors believe that often reading small text on PC's, phones and other devices, can and often leads to bad vision down the road......I'd like to do as much as I can to prevent that from happening down the road.........

So it seems a lot of programs aren't coded right to work well with high DPI settings........
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