IE takes over entire screen

jmt356
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IE takes over entire screen

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Not quite sure what I did to trigger this, but sometimes when I open IE or a new tab it takes over the entire screen. Neither my address bar, navigation bar, toolbars, or even taskbar are visible. I don't know if this happened because I added a proxy server under Internet Options | Connections. How can I stop it??
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JMT

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tedshemyers
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Re: IE takes over entire screen

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See if somehow the full screen button is depressed by pressing F11 (you may have to press the Fn key first to activate the Function keys) Let us know if this is the case.
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jmt356
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Re: IE takes over entire screen

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Yes, it was. So F11 can toggle on and off full screen mode? I never would have known ...
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tedshemyers
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Re: IE takes over entire screen

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Glad that solved your problem. Thanks for posting back with your results.
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jscher2000
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Re: IE takes over entire screen

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It might be that those links are coded to open the page full screen. For example:

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<a href="http://eileenslounge.com/index.php" onclick="window.open(this.href,"_blank","fullscreen=yes"); return false;">Full Screen Lounge in a New Window</a>
(In IE7, I can't seem to get rid of that window without closing it, using one of these: Ctrl+w or Ctrl+F4 or Alt+F4 or Alt+Spacebar menu)

Microsoft documentation on the fullscreen option for window.open: open Method (window, Window Constructor).