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Full screen programs (games etc) will not stay full screen

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 - 64bit

    Full screen programs (games etc) will not stay full screen


    Hello all,

    I've been having a very annoying problem for quite a while now. When I play games or use any sort of full screen program, it refuse to stay in full screen and flickers to the desktop after a 10-30 minute period...I'm aware this is probably another program trying to take control, but I can't seem to pin it down. I've tried disabling startup programs through task manager and I've also tried ending background process, with no success.

    Can someone please advise how to troubleshoot this issue, or let me know an easier way to find out what is going on...

    Any help will be greatly appreciated!

    Matthew

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  2. #2


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 - 64bit


    Can anyone suggest anything?
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  3. #3


    USA
    Posts : 99
    Windows 8.1 with Bing


    Have you searched on Google yet? See if you can find anything.
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  4. #4


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Try update Graphics card drivers. As you said conflicting program.

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