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    IE7 Full Screen Problem
    « on: February 21, 2007, 06:25:26 PM »
    I'm running IE7 on WinXP2, but whenever I use IE7, I can't get it to full screen on any website. I press F11 and also access it through the menus, but nothing happens with either option. What is the problem and how can I fix it?

    Any help is appreciated.

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    Re: IE7 Full Screen Problem
    « Reply #1 on: March 01, 2007, 06:13:33 PM »
    Can you tell me what version of IE7 you are running?

    Click Help and About...from the IE toolbar.

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    Re: IE7 Full Screen Problem
    « Reply #2 on: March 14, 2007, 09:01:46 AM »
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    I'm running IE7 on WinXP2, but whenever I use IE7, I can't get it to full screen on any website. I press F11 and also access it through the menus, but nothing happens with either option. What is the problem and how can I fix it?

    Any help is appreciated.

    hi, try this

    open windows register, navigate to the following key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    Set the value of "FullScreen" to "no"
    exit the registry. Reboot.


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      Re: IE7 Full Screen Problem
      « Reply #3 on: March 15, 2007, 09:25:06 PM »
      Sorry, I checked on this topic for about a week and there were no replies with about 30 views so I just thought it would be relegated to the dustbin or something....Now I come back and there's over 13,000+ views!  Anyways, I'm running IE7 Version 7.0.5730.11 under Windows XP SP2.  I'm guessing there's an IE7 SP2 update or something I'm missing?

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      Re: IE7 Full Screen Problem
      « Reply #4 on: March 16, 2007, 02:51:26 AM »
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      I'm running IE7 on WinXP2, but whenever I use IE7, I can't get it to full screen on any website. I press F11 and also access it through the menus, but nothing happens with either option. What is the problem and how can I fix it?

      Any help is appreciated.

      hi, try this

      open windows register, navigate to the following key:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
      Set the value of "FullScreen" to "no"
      exit the registry. Reboot.
      Um...just so you know, you're telling him to turn off auto-Full Screen.  This isn't his problem at all.

      shadou,
      Now that you're back, I suppose maybe we should get back to the issue on hand.  I do my best to stay away from IE7, but I'll try to offer at least some help, although my knowledge here is limited.  Using the Tools option, have you ensured that Full Screen is actually turned on?  You could try that registry edit above and replace "no" with "yes" but this will normally just cause IE to open in Full Screen, which isn't exactly what you want.  The only other thing I can think of to try is going to the site and checking for any new updates.  I wish I could offer you more help than this.


      As for the insane number of views...I did a search on Google for problems related to this, and this very thread is the #1 result.  Perhaps this might be the reason why it's getting so many views.  Could be a popular problem with IE7.
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      Re: IE7 Full Screen Problem
      « Reply #5 on: March 19, 2007, 11:16:08 PM »
      This page got indexed on Google and is a high result when searching for "ie7 full screen". I'd imagine that this post is getting so many views because it's an issue being encountered by multiple people who are looking for a resolution. So let's see if we can find a resolution for all the users looking for a solution and not delete the post. Also just as a side note I deleted posts on this thread about its high hit count simply to clean it up.

      If you're a user experiencing this issue also please let us know if any of the suggested resolutions work so we can have a positive resolution to this issue.

      1. Press Alt to display and/or hide the file menu that is auto-hidden by default. If this menu is being displayed after pressing the alt key you'll be unable to go full screen.

      2. I was unable to duplicate this issue on any of the computers here including the computers running Windows Vista. So my first recommendation would be to make sure you disable and/or remove any add-ons or extra tool bars you have running on Internet Explorer. It's very likely older tool bars and search bars may not be compatible with the new IE 7 and are causing the issue.

      Toolbars can be temporarily disabled by clicking Tools, Toolbars and unchecking extra Toolbars installed (by default Status is the only toolbar checked). Additionally you can often completely uninstall a toolbar through the Add/Remove programs in the Control Panel.

      Additionally updating all installed toolbars is also a good recommendation.

      3. Make sure to scan the computer for any additional spyware that may have been present on the computer before Internet Explorer 7 was installed on the computer.  I recommend Windows Defender for those users who don't have it it can be found at:
      http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

      4. Read that several users with SiteHound (Site Hound) have been encountering this issue. If this program is installed try seeing if any updates are available, if not try uninstalling it to see if it resolves your issue.

      5. Try this utility suggested by CBMatt in this post.
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      Re: IE7 Full Screen Problem
      « Reply #6 on: March 19, 2007, 11:25:58 PM »
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      Sorry, I checked on this topic for about a week and there were no replies with about 30 views so I just thought it would be relegated to the dustbin or something....Now I come back and there's over 13,000+ views!  Anyways, I'm running IE7 Version 7.0.5730.11 under Windows XP SP2.  I'm guessing there's an IE7 SP2 update or something I'm missing?
      Pretty positive 7.0.5730.11 is the latest version for computers running Windows XP. All computers here are running the same version and do not encounter this issue.

      Windows Vista's version however is 7.0.6000.16386 but don't think it's related to this issue.
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      Re: IE7 Full Screen Problem
      « Reply #7 on: March 20, 2007, 08:50:47 AM »
      Below are the instructions on fixing this in IE6. Probably works just as well for IE7.


          Internet Explorer opens as a small window

      1. Open a link.
      2. Don't use the maximize button.
      3. Stretch the corners so that the window fills the screen.
      4. Close all other IE windows.
      5. Close the stretched window last.

      Or Try Here...


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      Re: IE7 Full Screen Problem
      « Reply #8 on: April 08, 2007, 11:49:29 AM »

      It sounds like you have managed to turn off the auto-hide feature and that is why the title bar remains even when you are viewing IE7 in full screen mode.
      The easiest way to enable auto-hide is to press the Alt, Space and H keys simultaneously. Do this after you hit F11 and enter full screen mode.
      This will toggle the feature on and off each time you press this key combination.

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      « Reply #9 on: June 11, 2007, 02:19:38 PM »
      I thought I would jump on and put my 2 cents into this topic. 

      This is what was happening:

      When the F11 key was pressed IE7 would start to go to full screen mode and then disappear.  I would then not be able to bring up IE7 at all.  I ended up having to restore to a previous point to be able to use Internet Explorer 7 again.  I tried reinstalling explorer 7 and it had the same problems.  I'd hit the F-11 key to go into the full screen mode and it would try to go into full screen mode and then disappear, and my explorer wouldn't work.

      I used the software that was recommended by CBMatt in an earlier post to help to diagnose what was happening and came up with the following explanation and resolution:

      I believe that when you hit F11 IE7 makes changes to registry files to remember that you are in full screen mode for the next time that you start the program.  There was anti spyware program that was installed on the computer and it monitored changes to registry files initiated from the browser.  Every time that IE7 tried to make the registry change the anti-spyware program would shut IE7 down as an unauthorized registry change, and since IE7 was "remembering" that it was supposed to try to be in full screen mode the last time it was used it kept trying to do so and kept getting shut down by the security program. 

      Since there were other anti-spyware and virus protection programs installed on the machine I just un-installed the program that was causing the problems.  I'm sure that there may have been a setting that I could have set in the program but on initial look I didn't see anything that was easily found so I just got rid of it and now everything is running fine.

      I guess all in all.. if someone is having problems with their F-11 functions... check their antispyware programs to see if they are blocking registry entries and see if they can make an exception rule for IE7.

      Hope this helps someone.



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      Re: IE7 Full Screen Problem
      « Reply #10 on: June 11, 2007, 03:37:05 PM »
      Great post and thanks for the update. I'm sure it will definitely help other users.
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        Re: IE7 Full Screen Problem
        « Reply #11 on: June 11, 2007, 03:55:58 PM »
        tjnewton, do you remember the name of the anti-spyware program?

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        Re: IE7 Full Screen Problem
        « Reply #12 on: June 11, 2007, 04:12:21 PM »
        The security software is part of the "Charter High Speed Security Suite" that is available to Charter communications customers who use their cable internet service.  The program that I un-installed is called F-Secure.

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        Re: IE7 Full Screen Problem
        « Reply #13 on: July 09, 2007, 01:28:58 AM »
        hi all.
        how I can fix IE5 similar problem ? tools in this thread doesn't help me :(

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        Re: IE7 Full Screen Problem
        « Reply #14 on: July 12, 2007, 02:35:58 PM »
        hi all.
        how I can fix IE5 similar problem ? tools in this thread doesn't help me :(
        For Internet Explorer 5 try the below Microsoft solution please.

        http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q236361/
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