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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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by rickrbyrne In reply to Applications going fullsc ...

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

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by baalzamon In reply to Applications going fullsc ...

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

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by master3bs In reply to Applications going fullsc ...

Try this.

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

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by Mondo In reply to Applications going fullsc ...

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.

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by baalzamon In reply to Applications going fullsc ...

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.

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by steven_n_loy In reply to Applications going fullsc ...

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

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by baalzamon In reply to

Solved.
"Always on top" was unchecked on taskbar properties

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