Full-screen programs refuse to stay full-screen

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Conwatcher, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. Conwatcher

    Conwatcher Guest

    This happens with many of my full-screen games, but at times it will occur
    with other programs including the screensaver! When I start a program, it
    will begin as it should and go to full-screen, but then it will minimize and
    return to the desktop. I can see the program listed on the taskbar, and if I
    click on it, it will "attempt" to go full-screen, but return immediately to
    the desktop. The programs/games that have the problem, always have the
    problem. The ones that work fine, always work fine, it seems. But, as it's
    not just one or 2 programs, it has to be in the OS or graphics somewhere.

    Another odd thing going on that may be related: At one time, I had a
    dual-monitor system. Experiencing simalr problems where the programs wouldn't
    show on the monitor I assigned them to, I gave up and removed the 2nd
    monitor. Now, with only one monitor, I seem to be forced to have my current
    monitor assigned as monitor #2.

    Anyone with any ideas of the problem and/or a solution??

    Here's my system specs:
    AMD Athlon 64 3000+
    2.0 Gb RAM
    ATI Radeon X1650 card (AGP 8X)
    Vista 32 Bit OS (4.0 Rating)
     
    Conwatcher, Jun 10, 2007
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