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Offline bunandburger@hotmail.com

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Videos partially obscured by taskbar in Safezone
« on: March 21, 2014, 06:24:00 AM »
If a full screen video is playing in Safezone, one that actually fills the screen of
the monitor, a gray taskbar at the bottom of the screen that is 1 7/16 inches
wide on my monitor obscures  some of the video and covers the controls for the
video.  The video can't be paused, volume can't be adjusted, jumping ahead or
back can't be done and the "exit full screen" icon can't be used.

If it is necessary for this taskbar to be available, could an option to have it
disappear until needed be implemented?

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Re: Videos partially obscured by taskbar in Safezone
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 06:28:27 AM »
If a full screen video is playing in Safezone, one that actually fills the screen of
the monitor, a gray taskbar at the bottom of the screen that is 1 7/16 inches
wide on my monitor obscures  some of the video and covers the controls for the
video.  The video can't be paused, volume can't be adjusted, jumping ahead or
back can't be done and the "exit full screen" icon can't be used.

If it is necessary for this taskbar to be available, could an option to have it
disappear until needed be implemented?
SafeZone was designed for you to do your banking and shopping.
I highly doubt that it was ever intended to be used for watching videos. :)
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Re: Videos partially obscured by taskbar in Safezone
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2015, 06:37:52 PM »
Didn't want to start a new thread - I think, this needs to be updated.

First of all, there is no good or even necessary reason for not beeing able to hide the taskbar or rather no reason for not having it disappear when watching full screen video. It's just a design flaw. And it is a flaw.

Because, secondly, your understanding (and also the PR of Avast and hopefully not the developers) of the security feature that Safe Zone is about seems to be very odd to me (myself being an IT-Expert for quite some years now). You shouldn't use (exclusively) Safe Zone for banking and shopping etc., but use it for sites that are likely to try to infect your system, instead of taking that huge risk of using your normal browser for those sites. That way you can browse even dangerously infectious territory and still maintain a safe system - for using banking either with the normal browser or Safe Zone. The other way around seems absurd, because one shouldn't trust a compromised system even when using Safe Zone on it.

But either way my first point stands and needs to be adressed soon, as it shouldn't take too much effort to enable a possibility to hide the taskbar (with full screen video).