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Windows 7: How to stop Media Center from locking my screen/mouse

18 Apr 2011   #11

windows 7 ultimate x32

Work very well in windows 7 ultimate x32

Big thanks

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10 Jul 2011   #12

Windows 7 Professional x32, Vista Ultimate x32

I tried Maximizer, the issue I had is that it then treats no mouse activity, aka just watching the movie, as dead time and starts the screen saver process. Half-a-Fix but better then the default but still it would be nice for the developers to treat it like a regular program and recognize a movie or music playing as activity. Give a Settings Option would be nice.
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12 Jul 2011   #13

Windows 7 Pro-x64

I think it's a bug in Windows. I run the same setup--Display and TV with WMC on the TV. If you move a window to the TV then click on full screen, it locks the mouse pointer to the TV. You can't get back to the Display unless you take it out of full screen. Yet, you can move the mouse pointer from a full screen on the Display over to the TV.

So, I just resize the window for WMC on the TV to fill as much of the screen as possible. This lets me move the cursor back and forth. If enough people complain to Microsoft, maybe they'll fix it.
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28 Feb 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I am on W7 Ultimate x64. I also have a dual monitor setup. The best solution is to drag WMC to the extended monitor, maximize the screen then press the Windows key, your WMC will be in full screen and you'll have control over the mouse on both screens.

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