Recently when I was watching Netflix on my Windows PC using the Firefox web browser, it was showing a thin white line on the top edge. I refreshed the browser, reinstalled the browser, used a different web browser (Chrome), but this line just won’t go away.
After a brief analysis of the Netflix window structure, I realized that this thin white line is associated with some subtitles. When you enable the subtitles for a TV show or a movie on Netflix, this small white line appears near the top edge of the screen. This line near the top edge does not interfere with the normal watching of the Netflix shows, however it can be very distracting and annoying.
There is a very simple way to get rid of this white line when using the Mozilla Firefox web browser:
- Launch Firefox web browser and visit Netflix in it.
- Click on the menu icon (hamburger like icon near the top-right corner).
- From the menu that shows up, you can click on the zoom minus to reduce the zoom level to 90%. Alternatively, you can also increase the zoom level to 110%.
- Now when you watch the movies or TV shows on Netflix, it will not display that white line on the top edge.
While these steps are for the Mozilla Firefox web browser, they not much different for other web browsers. In many of the web browsers, we can also change the zoom level of the currently open website using the hotkeys. These hotkeys include Ctrl + for increasing the zoom level and Ctrl – for reducing the zoom level.
Once you set the zoom level for the Netflix site in your web browser, it stays like that unless you change the zoom again. Another way the zoom setting will be reset is when you clean the site data from your web browser.