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Screen minimizes by itself when watch movies/online TV

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#1 missdaydreamer


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Posted 21 August 2016 - 01:40 AM

Hi all, I watch a lot of movies/ TV online and just recently my laptop keeps minimizing the screen by itself so I can't watch full screen. Sometimes this can be immediately after I've pressed the full screen button or a few minutes in. The sound normally goes off just before and returns as the screen minimizes. 

Can anyone help, this is very frustrating!



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Posted 22 August 2016 - 04:58 AM

Most often this is caused by a program stealing the focus from TV/Video player.

To locate it, start the system with a Clean Boot:  http://www.thewindowsclub.com/what-is-clean-boot-state-in-windows


If the problem doesn't occur in the clean boot, then re-enable things (a few at a time) in order to figure out which program it is that does this.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 06:08 AM

If you're using HDMI you might also want to update your video drivers.

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