Black overlay on chrome in landscape

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cptInsane0

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This is something I haven't seen before. I just got a Nexus 6, and on the first day I had it, I poked around on the phone with the OOB configuration, and chrome did work in landscape. Videos would be full screen, etc. Since then, I have:
  1. Upgraded to 5.0.1
  2. Rooted the phone
  3. Removed the encryption
  4. Changed the dpi to 493 with textdroider
  5. Replaced the google launcher with Nova
  6. Set the desktop grid to 8x7

Now, if I switch the chrome into landscape mode, the page takes up the whole screen for about a second, but then half of the screen becomes black, like there is an overlay over it. It cuts off the bottom half of the page. This happens when playing full screen videos in chrome too. Everything else on the phone, including the desktop.

I put the dpi back to its original value, but that didn't matter, so I changed it back. I've also set the desktop grid in Nova back to its original settings, which also didn't matter. I tried using chrome beta, but it has the same issue. Has anyone experienced this before? I haven't found any other examples of this. I tried to take a screenshot to post here, but the screenshot came out looking normal.
 
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cptInsane0

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Fixed it.

Setting the DPI back to 560 fixed the issue. It must just not like the 493. I tried 520, but that didn't work either. I'm going to try 480 now, since 493 looked pretty nice.


This is something I haven't seen before. I just got a Nexus 6, and on the first day I had it, I poked around on the phone with the OOB configuration, and chrome did work in landscape. Videos would be full screen, etc. Since then, I have:
  1. Upgraded to 5.0.1
  2. Rooted the phone
  3. Removed the encryption
  4. Changed the dpi to 493 with textdroider
  5. Replaced the google launcher with Nova
  6. Set the desktop grid to 8x7

Now, if I switch the chrome into landscape mode, the page takes up the whole screen for about a second, but then half of the screen becomes black, like there is an overlay over it. It cuts off the bottom half of the page. This happens when playing full screen videos in chrome too. Everything else on the phone, including the desktop.

I put the dpi back to its original value, but that didn't matter, so I changed it back. I've also set the desktop grid in Nova back to its original settings, which also didn't matter. I tried using chrome beta, but it has the same issue. Has anyone experienced this before? I haven't found any other examples of this. I tried to take a screenshot to post here, but the screenshot came out looking normal.
 

guitardedhero

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Change lcd density to 560 in /system/build.prop, save changes, exit, and then reboot. 520 was the closest I've found that was free of issues but chrome would still have that issue in landscape with side buttons down. In landscape with side buttons up, however, chrome works fine in landscape in 520. I'm sure other values will provide the same but it seems other apps get affected.
 

cptInsane0

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480 was a no-go

Nope, issue persists on 480 too. Guess I'm going to be stuck at 560 until this is figured out.

Setting the DPI back to 560 fixed the issue. It must just not like the 493. I tried 520, but that didn't work either. I'm going to try 480 now, since 493 looked pretty nice.
 

thezemo

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I have been fiddling with different settings and 498 was the lowest/smallest I have been able to get with out any issues what so ever. With other numbers that I have seen seem to work but then I always end up with letters in the keyboard being cut off from the pop-up when I tap them. I don't know much about how the screen works and how scaling works to figure it out which DPI's will work with out any issues.
 

psak

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493 dpi over here.
I experience half black screen bug in landscape when i rotate my phone in such way that my power/volume buttons are on the buttom of the phone and if the keyboard is not present.

if I rotate the phone in proper direction, meaning, when the phone is in a landscape position and my power/volume buttons are located at the top of the phone, bug isn't present.

if keyboard is present and the phone is in landscape mode( power/volume buttons on the bottom) position results in keyboard flashing/constantly trying to redraw itself every time I press on keyboard.

Black overlay bug is system wide for me, not just in chrome(also present in other browsers, message app, file manager, etc), so I think the bug lies in Google Keyboard not liking 493dpi in landscape.

{ I'm as well, removed the encryption, root'ed, 5.0.2(AOSP, LRX22G, Pure Shamu) with Nova(12x7 grid) as default launcher. }
 

springer.music

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I just wanted to let you know that this issue seems to be resolved on Android 6 / Marshmallow.

I'm now able to set the density to 384dpi without getting the infamous half black screen in landscape mode (when the phone is rotated clockwise).

FYI: 384dpi is the highest value possible to keep the UI in tablet mode (including 4-way screen rotation, etc). From 385dpi up the UI switches to phone mode.