2 font problems

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  1. cbrundage

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    I've been away from WWL but came back today. I'm having problems with 2 things - my system tray font is Arial 7 (largest it will take), white on black. (I have Win7). This is what I see -
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    I tried FFF and it was blank even though I have that font, also tried Verdana which looked like Arial.

    Second, here is what I see on the font page. I can see this is about fonts but can hardly read -
    [​IMG] I see that this is posting too small - what I see is the bottom half of the first sentence.

    I know in the past I was able to read the system tray temp with the same PC setup, so I know it can work.

    Thanks!

    Christina
     
  2. cbrundage

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    Now I see nothing at all however I set the colors. As for the size, I wonder if my screen resolution is the problem - 1920x1080? If so, I don't want to change it so will just get the temp by hovering over where the temp should be in the system tray. But it seems odd that originally I had various colored pixels there and now nothing.
     
  3. msinger

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    That screen resolution should be fine.

    Did you change any of the other display related settings? For example, do you have your text size set to something other than "Smaller - 100% (default)"?
     
  4. cbrundage

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    I don't see "Smaller - 100% (default)". I have it set at Arial 6 now because it says 7 is too large! So even if it were there, it would be too small to read.
     
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    I was referring to the text settings in Windows itself. It looks like you've configured some non-standard Windows settings. If you can walk me through what you changed, I should be able to reproduce what you're seeing.


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  6. cbrundage

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    I just tried reinstalling and this is what I see - at least there is something there but I can't read it.

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  7. cbrundage

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    Sorry - I didn't realize you meant Windows. I have it set to Larger - 150%.
     
  8. msinger

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    There are two problems:

    1) The tray icon transparency is not working as expected. Try setting the unchecking the "Transparent" check box and/or set the icon background color to black (in your first screenshot above).

    2) Also, you're using some kind of Windows display-related setting that is altering the size of the text within Weather Watcher. That's why the Weather Watcher tray icon is so small and the text wraps and/or is cut off in the Weather Watcher Options window.
     
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    Okay. I'm assuming that's what's causing #2 above.
     
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    Well, thanks for checking. I don't want to change the display because I have eye problems. I'll just have to get the temp by hovering - not the worst problem in the world!! (I did have transparency unchecked.)
     
  11. msinger

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    Try unchecking this box:

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    And, then set the first box to white (or a light color) and the second box to black.
     
  12. cbrundage

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    Thank you so much! It is very small but I can just see it!!!