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Going fullscreen i have had this problem for awhile and though it was justthe internet messing up, so i waited and thought it would go away on its own. whenever i watch something on any website and try to switch to full screen view all i get is a black screen. i have to hit esc to exit back to the internet window. i think my friend messed up the settings on my computer cause he changed it up alot when he didnt know what he was doing. what do i do?

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  • beccasensei Jun 09, 2008

    i have done that before and it could help but i have had this problem for a couple of months, i dont want to lose all that information. do you know a different way i might be able to fix it?

  • beccasensei Jun 13, 2008

    i dont like mozilla, its messed up my computer before so i dont use it


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I have had this problem i fixed it by going to control panel>performance and information tools>adjust visual effects then uncheck the box that says enable desktop composition...since i have done this i have had no problems at all

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Try doing a system restore first
to do that in XP and VISTA
you just have to click on start
click on run
in the run box type in
you will get system restore screen
choose a bold date when you are sure your system was working fine
if it doesn't work let me know i'll let you know some other troubleshooting steps

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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    Rahil Kamra Jun 11, 2008

    there are many steps we can try and we will not loose any data
    try installing MOZILLA browser from
    open the website using new browser
    then try maximizing the screen
    let me know if it does the same thing


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