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Plex Media Player Window border colour?

UndisclosedpowerUndisclosedpower Members, Plex Pass Posts: 12 Plex Pass

So I've noticed the plex devs have pretty much given up on the chrome app, and I'm fairly sure google are giving up on chrome apps as a thing anyway. So i'd like to find a better native playback solution for plex on my PC.

I've switched to plex media player But it has an annoying white border at the top of the screen. Which I suppose it's inheriting from windows, but what I'd really like is the same black border that the chrome app has.
Plex Media Player:

Plex Chrome App

Is there any way to achieve this? This glaring white border, while I'm watching video content, is rather annoying and I don't want to live full screen as access to the taskbar is useful (plex is on a second screen most of the time and i do switch things in front of it for brief periods.

Thanks

Michael

Answers

  • OttoKernerOttoKerner Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 22,751 Plex Ninja

    3 Options:

    • use OpenPHT instead in windowed mode
    • use the Windows App store app
    • paint your Windows 'title bars' in a darker color

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  • UndisclosedpowerUndisclosedpower Members, Plex Pass Posts: 12 Plex Pass

    Thanks for the thoughts Otto, sadly none of them quite 100% achieve what I'm looking for and all end up with title bars that are sort of gray, or not quite black.

    I think the Windows store app is the closest thing to what I want. I suppose for now I'll just keep using the chrome app and hope that it doesn't break.

  • wayned42wayned42 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 241 Plex Pass
    edited July 14

    Using Shift+F11 to switch to full-screen is pretty easy. There is also a full-screen button you can press when you start to play a video so that only video playback is full screen.

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