With Windows update kb5003214, there have been reports of it negatively affecting many Stardock apps in regards to taskbar \ system tray icons and text.
In general, at any desktop DPI (under Display Settings) greater than 100%
And with the new 'News and Interest' taskbar item disabled:
The systray icons \ text becomes jumbled; examples:
We have filed a bug report with Microsoft and we HIGHLY encourage our users to upvote it:
Articles chronicling this issue in more detail:
How to workaround
In general, there are a couple of ways to work around the issue until Microsoft addresses it.
If you do keep it:
- Leave 'News and Interests' on
- Keep DPI to 100%
- Adding a minimum width toolbar:
Some active threads for the respective products:
We will continue to investigate, attempt to work with Microsoft, and find other solutions.
Stardock Support Manager