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    Applications going fullscreen

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    by baalzamon ·

    I have got a computer that a user changed their desktop background and now all applications run fullscreen. How do I go about reversing this process as the user wants to see their taskbar with associated actively running programs.

    I’m guessing that they may have accidentally hit a shortcut key.
    Restart hasn’t fixed it, tried changing backgrounds and that hasn’t fixed it either.

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    • #3137789

      Reply To: Applications going fullscreen

      by rickrbyrne ·

      In reply to Applications going fullscreen

      Hi

      You can do a system restore, because who really knows what they did. Users can be tricky haha. If you don’t want to do that I would look into the Video card driver software and make sure nothing has been enabled there, or you could just reinstall the video drivers.

      Rick

    • #3137785

      Reply To: Applications going fullscreen

      by baalzamon ·

      In reply to Applications going fullscreen

      I just wish it was windows XP so I could do a system restore, if it was I would have done that already.
      The problem is on Windows 2000 pc

    • #3137668

      Reply To: Applications going fullscreen

      by master3bs ·

      In reply to Applications going fullscreen

      Try this.

      Right-click the taskbar. Click properties. On the taskbar properties, check “Always on top.” Also be sure that “auto hide” is unchecked.

    • #3137597

      Reply To: Applications going fullscreen

      by mondo ·

      In reply to Applications going fullscreen

      You can choose to run applications full maximized, minimised or in a normal window from the shortcut used to launch the application.
      If you alter the properties of the start bar so it does not “Autohide” and it is always “on top” you will always be able to see it.

    • #3135910

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      by baalzamon ·

      In reply to Applications going fullscreen

      Auto-hide is not on.
      This is happening for all programs not just 1.
      For example if a program starts up in a window and you maximise it. Maximising it will then occupy the full desktop overwriting the taskbar.

      Programs that are set to run in a normal window will simply ran will occupy the full desktop overwriting the taskbar.

    • #3118271

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      by steven_n_loy ·

      In reply to Applications going fullscreen

      1. Restart your computer
      2. Press F8 while the computer is booting
      3. Select, “Last Known Good….”
      4. Select your Windows
      5. wait to see

    • #3119733

      Reply To: Applications going fullscreen

      by baalzamon ·

      In reply to Applications going fullscreen

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