Windows 10: Fullscreen applications prevent windows menu from opening

Discus and support Fullscreen applications prevent windows menu from opening in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Whenever I use the windows key in a full screen application, it works fine. I do that a second time and it doesn't open. How can I fix this?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by GoldenYT, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. GoldenYT Win User

    Fullscreen applications prevent windows menu from opening


    Whenever I use the windows key in a full screen application, it works fine. I do that a second time and it doesn't open. How can I fix this?

    :)
     
    GoldenYT, Jul 8, 2018
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  2. chadwick0 Win User

    Windows fails to open applications

    Hi,

    Once I have several applications open Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 refuses to open further application. I have heavy-weight applications like Delphi and Eclipse open, but the OS has coped with this in the past.

    No error messages are reported by the application I am attempting to open, and there are no messages in the event viewer. What is really strange is that once the OS gets itself into this state, it appears that the OS can't allocate enough memory to perform simple API calls. If I go into an application that is already open and try to open the file menu, or right click on the taskbar to open the context menu, nothing happens.

    If I close a few applications, then the problem goes away. The Task Manager performance tab indicates that I still have ~1Gb of physical memory available.

    I think this could be caused by:

    - A memory module is damaged. My memory is comprised of 1x1Gb modules. When the system attempts to allocate memory in the second module, it is unable to. I think this is a bit of a long-shot because I wouldn't expect my PC to boot if a memory module was playing-up

    - I've installed something that has put something malicious on my PC. The only things I've installed recently are PRGrep and WinGrep, but unfortunately I didn't make a system restore point, and windows hasn't retained those old restore points. However a full Sophos scan doesn't show-up anything.

    Any suggestions on how to diagnose/fix this welcome because I'm baffled as to what is going on.

    Thanks,

    Frank.
     
    chadwick0, Jul 8, 2018
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  3. Automatically moving a fullscreen window onto a new desktop

    Hi Joel,

    In Windows 10, there is an option to open an app in a fullscreen view. This way, it will be possible for you to make the fullscreen window move to a new desktop. Follow these steps to do so.

    • Right click on the application.
    • Select Properties.
    • Click on the Shortcut tab.
    • Beside the Run option, click on the drop-down menu and then choose Maximized.
    • Click on Apply button and then click OK.

    If further assistance is needed, we are here to help.
     
    Darleen Pen, Jul 8, 2018
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  4. Kari Win User

    Fullscreen applications prevent windows menu from opening

    Is there anyway to open fullscreen windows by default?


    Right click the application shortcut, select Properties. Select the Shortcut tab and choose how you want to open the application:

    Fullscreen applications prevent windows menu from opening [​IMG]


    • Normal window = Opens the application window in same size it was when last time closed, full screen only if the application was last closed when full screen
    • Minimized = Opens the application but minimizes it to taskbar without showing the application window on desktop
    • Maximized = Opens the application window always maximized, regardless if it was windowed or full screen when last time closed
     
    Kari, Jul 8, 2018
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