Symptoms

Consider this scenario:

  • A system running Windows 7, Windows 8.0 or Windows 8.1

  • Screen display set to a higher DPI setting; for example, 150% (Larger) or higher

  • Windows Essentials 2012 installed

  • Viewing pictures in Photo Gallery as a slide show



In this scenario, you may notice that when setting the display DPI to a higher setting, such as 150% (Larger) or higher, the slide show only uses a portion of the screen, rather than full screen.

Cause

This is a known issue with Windows Essentials 2012 Photo Gallery.

Resolution

To work around this issue, lower the display setting to 125% (Medium) DPI or less. You may also open the pictures in another photo application, such as Windows Photo Viewer, to view the pictures as a slideshow.

More Information

For more information about Windows Essentials 2012, visit this page.

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