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Anything that utilizes full screen minimizes to desktop

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1

    Anything that utilizes full screen minimizes to desktop


    SO I have a problem that I have been trying to fix for quite some time now, ever since I went to Windows 8 my computer just minimizes to desktop for no apparent reason and I cannot figure out why.

    There are no viruses on my computer, because I have re-imaged the computer to a fresh windows 8. The only thing I have installed are:


    Airport (used to connected to my NAS at home)
    Apple Application Support
    Apple Mobile Support
    Apple software update
    Bonjour
    Citrix receiver
    ITunes
    Visual C++ 2012 x64 redistributable
    Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories 1.2
    Nvidie 3d Vision Controller Driver 33.182
    Steam
    Team Speak 3
    Windows Defender and Firewall


    Seems to happen at no particular pattern, usually takes around 10 minutes before I am minimized to desktop. I even tried turning UAC off and all of the auto updates. Anyone have an idea what this is happening? The only workarounds I have is to run in windowed full screen which has a lower framerate on average.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    The culprit was Citrix Receiver, disabled it under Task Manager in start up. Just posting fix incase someone searches and gets the same issue.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Anything that utilizes full screen minimizes to desktop
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