My laptop (xp home version) computer screen keeps minimizing. I notice if I open a new screen and keep that minimized, the original screen stays. Otherwise, this continues repeatedly- at least once every 5 minutes.
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Maximum is for a window. For example when you open a program or a
internet browser, then in the upper right hand corner just to the left
of the X will be the minimize or maximize toggle that you click.
If you are talking about your screen resolution which makes icons bigger
or smaller then that is in the Display in the Control Panel. Click
Start/Control Panel or Start/Settings/Control Panel and look for Display
or Appearance and Personalization. Open it and adjust the screen
resolution. The higher the resolution, the smaller the icons.
The answer to your question is Yes you can keep google as your home page and yahoo messenger in use at anytime
They are two seperate programs and can operate independly of each other.
When you turn on yahoo messenger just remember that you will still have your google home page minimized at the bottom of the page but you will have to minimize yahoo messenger to see it again.
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Connect the monitor to the "video-output" port on your laptop, to see if the monitor is working correctly.
You make have to tell the laptop to send the video-output to "both" the internal LCD screen and the external monitor.
If it works, then your monitor is OK.
Restart your computer, and keep tapping the F8 key, until you get a menu of startup items. Choose the 'VGA' startup option, to select the "minimal" device-drivers for your video-card. With the "minimal" drivers, your monitor should still be working.
Open HP Director using one of the following methods:
From the desktop : On your computer's desktop, look for the HP Director icon (), and then double-click it.
From the Windows taskbar : Click Start , click All Programs , click the HP orHewlett-Packard folder, and then click HP Director .
Although HP Director does not appear to be open , it is open and loaded into the computer's memory, but it does not open in a new window as usual.
Without navigating to another open window, press Alt and Space bar at the same time.
The Shortcut menu displays near the top-left corner of the computer.
Figure 1: Shortcut menu
If the Shortcut menu does not open, repeat steps 1 and 2 until it does.
Select Minimize from the Shortcut menu.HP Director displays (minimizes) as an item on the taskbar (the row of open software programs that appears at the bottom of the desktop screen).
If HP Director does not minimize, click Minimize again until it does.
Click the HP Director icon on the taskbar . The software opens and functions normally.