Why does my computer exit full screen mode?

Hi guys and gals.

I have a Sager computer that is about four months old, and it has both the Intel 4000 graphics chipset as well as an Nvidia Geforce 670M. I am having a problem, which is stated below.

When I play games such as The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim or just about any other game in full screen mode, the computer randomly exit full screen mode and minimizes the game window. I have no clue as to why.

My system has plenty of RAM, 16 GB, and a 750 GB hard drive. It also has an Intel i7 chip with which I paid for a better cooling paste. So, really, I have no clue what in the world is going on here.

Any help is appreciated, and if you need any other information, let me know.
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  1. I would check your keyboard and or try a different one. Most likely it's a key getting stuck. Like the windows key, then when you hit m or other combinations it's causing it to minimize.

    Easiest way to verify would be to try a different keyboard if you have a known good one handy.
  2. Thanks for the reply, and I will try that. I would also like to note that it does it even when I use a game controller and don't touch the keyboard at all.
  3. Do you have Itunes installed that auto update thingy will do that it is so annoying. Any other updates on your task bar Java adobe/flash,windows,ect.

    Thent
  4. dextermat said:


    Great answer.

    @OP it is happening in all games thou correct? Does it happen in browsers and other apps too? Like watching a youtube video or a movie in full screen? Or limited to just games? So we've ruled out keyboard, I would check the virus I mean I tunes thent suggested ;) and other updates.

    Please post back what Dextermats fix does too. Would like to see the resolution to this issue.
  5. Ok Ill try both, and post back with the results.
  6. I found my problem to be with a background program constantly activating. It was the Windows problem reporting. I went to the start button, did a search for "Choose how to report problems" and then I clicked it and then I clicked "Never check for solutions". This seemed to stop the problem.
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