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Windows 7: Taskbar appears while watching fullscreen video

20 Nov 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks a lot, I'll try that!

What Nics 2nd comment contains:

I have found your answer! I have been pissed off about this for weeks. Here it is:

Vista and XP handle DPI scaling in different ways. By default, when a program runs it will use whatever is installed. A lot of programs have not migrated to the Vista way. This causes the exclusive fullscreen mode to be less exclsuive than desirable. Here's the fix:

You can either (only do one of these ):
1. Right-click each affected program's executable and go to compatibility tab. Then check the "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings"
2. Globally fix this in the custom DPI setting. Chose the windows XP scaling mode when you set your DPI.

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20 Nov 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I chose option 1. I right-clicked the chrome.exe file, and changed the compatibility settings. Now, full-screen videos on YouTube and other websites work correctly. Previously, I had resorted to hiding the taskbar. However, there was still a white line at the bottom of the screen when the taskbar was hidden. This solution fixes that entirely.
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