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Windows 7: Screen keeps minimizing by itself

11 May 2014   #1
Kxrrupt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Screen keeps minimizing by itself

Hi people,

I keep having an issue recently where when I go into full screen in either Chrome or Firefox it gets minimized a few minutes later.

Also, when I'm writing on either firefox or chrome it will sometimes click off the page so I have to click back into the text box.

I hope this makes sense, help would be appreciated!


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11 May 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Two possibilities come to mind.

First is some kind of malware. Run your anti-virus scan and download and run Malware Bytes Anti Malware Free. See if either find any problems.

If nothing found there, how does it behave if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking? If better then something is starting at boot that is causing the problem.

Advanced startup options - XP
Advanced startup options - Vista
Advanced startup options - Windows 7
Advanced startup options - Windows 8

Use msconfig to determine what is causing the problem

These are good tutorials on using msconfig in XP, Vista or Windows 7:
How to use msconfig in Windows XP
How to use msconfig in Windows Vista
How to use msconfig in Windows 7 and Windows 8

Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab (for Windows 8, the Startup tab has a link to open Task Manager/Startup tab. Use that.), record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Reboot and see if it runs better.
If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit.

If no, start msconfig and click on the Services tab.
Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit.

Once you've found the culprit, uninstall it or find out how to eliminate it from your system. Simply disabling it in msconfig is a temporary fix at best.
Enable everything else you disabled.
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14 May 2014   #3
Kxrrupt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll try this later on in the week as my internet is down, thank you for the reply tho
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