Enabling full screen mode in Windows®
Offer tips to fix the issues that prevent the enabling of full screen mode in Windows.
While using computers, most of the users would like to view the contents in a large font size instead of viewing them in small sizes. Full screen mode means that the users can view the contents in the full size of the screen using as much display area for the page as possible by eliminating unnecessary toolbars. While viewing photos and videos, instead of maximizing the current window, users can use the full screen mode for a better view. By default, the full screen option is hidden. Full screen view can be enabled by using shortcut keys on the keyboard and users can restore it to the normal view if needed. The full screen mode is very useful for those who use a low-screen resolution screen. Users can also use the full screen mode for playing games and running other applications.
Description of common issues that prevent enabling of full screen mode in Windows:
- Graphics card driver not updated
- Incorrect screen resolution
- Keyboard issue
Graphics card driver not updated
If you are experiencing trouble in enabling the full screen mode in Windows, check whether the Video Graphics card driver is installed properly or if it is corrupted. If it it is installed and is working properly, update the driver to make it compatible with the OS and to enjoy all its features. This is because video driver is a software which is responsible for transferring the computer's video information to the monitor for displaying contents.
Incorrect screen resolution
While playing games, you might have noticed that the full screen doesn’t get stretched fully leaving a black rectangle around the screen. This can happen if the screen resolution differs from the monitor resolution and it also depends on the program which you are using. You can change the scaling ratio from the monitor options. While using dual monitors, you might have faced issues with enabling the full screen mode in Windows. When this happens, you may disable one of the monitor screens.
As mentioned earlier, the full screen mode can be enabled by simply using the shortcut key on the keyboard. If the particular key which is meant for enabling full screen is not functioning, you can experience this issue. This issue arises only in few cases. Servicing the keyboard and replacing it is the best option in this case.
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