System Display Percent - No Scroll bars prevent bottom window access

  1.    12 Jun 2018 #1

    System Display Percent - No Scroll bars prevent bottom window access

    Being a senior with fading eye sight, I use the 150% scaling on the System Display setting. The problem arises due to 1/2 of the windows on various applications, not providing a scroll bar, preventing access to the options at the bottom of these windows that extend beyond the bottom of the screen. In addition, these windows do not allow resizing at all, or even when provided, it limits vertical sizing that will not allow access to the bottom options.

    On each of these, I need to access the setting, change it to 125%, re-accessing the window selecting the bottom option and then returning to display settings changing it back to 150%.

    I understand that possibly the coding of third party applications may prevent the scroll bar or resizing (which I don't understand Microsoft allowing), however I was curious if there was a hidden setting that would force a vertical scroll bar or unlimited resizing on all windows, or if not, if this could be an option added on a future windows update??
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  2.    12 Jun 2018 #2

    Hi, not seen anything on scroll bars missing, but there's something I can suggest to move windows around even if they are larger than the screen. Very occasionally I encounter an oversize window or some oddity and it's helpful. (There's one that occurs in Thunderbird occasionally without a scrollbar).

    A tiny free utility called Altdrag
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    It has a number of features, but here you can see ALT + left button (click anywhere on the window and drag) moves the window.

    For example, I can click somewhere in the middle of a window and move the title bar completely off the screen if I wish.

    ALT rt click (anywhere on the window) and drag resizes it.
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       13 Jun 2018 #3

    And a caveat, with eyesight issues using the F11 key to make it Full Screen gets rid of most Toolbars and Scroll bars on purpose to allow better viewing of movies, etc. Pressing F11 again toggles the view back to normal. This feature is different from the Maximize/Restore of windows, the square icon between X/close and -/miminize in the upper right corner.
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