Windows 10: I can't make games go full screen

Discus and support I can't make games go full screen in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; On my laptop keyboard fn+f11 just lowers the volume. Games are opening as maximized screen but not full screen. 99986 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Sambuss90, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. Sambuss90 Win User

    I can't make games go full screen


    On my laptop keyboard fn+f11 just lowers the volume.

    Games are opening as maximized screen but not full screen.

    :)
     
    Sambuss90, Dec 9, 2017
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  2. Game not working on Windows 10

    I have games that were already installed when I upgraded , ( Luxor ) . When I go to play in full screen ,It doesn't go to full screen and the game keeps flashing. Game works when not in full screen but it's to small. Another game also doesn't work in full
    screen.
     
    BruceMosco, Dec 9, 2017
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  3. BossDweeb Win User
    Accidentally made a game window too small?

    "How do I make it go back to its original size?"

    - Taping Alt + Enter on your keyboard will allow some games to toggle between Full Screen and Windowed mode.

    - Some games go into Windowed mode if you click on anything while it is loading, or hit a

    'hot key' while the game is running. In this instance you may need to go into the games

    graphics setup options to allow either Windowed mode or Full Screen.
     
    BossDweeb, Dec 9, 2017
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  4. Kari Win User

    I can't make games go full screen

    Using FN key with function keys on laptops is usually used to control hardware functions, like FN + F11 to lower volume and FN +F12 to increase volume. These control functions are specific for each laptop make and model although nowadays already quite standardised and similar.

    On most laptops, the default FN key function can be changed in BIOS or UEFI settings. Normally function keys on all laptops are set in factory to perform default Windows tasks when pressed without FN key, and hardware specific controls with FN key.

    To use function keys to perform Windows tasks instead of hardware functions, use them without FN key. Full screen is F11, not FN + F11.
     
    Kari, Dec 9, 2017
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  5. RoasterMen, Dec 9, 2017
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  6. cereberus Win User
    It is quite variable and not even consistent between different models for same brand. Lenovos are often setup so unshifted (not using FN key) keys are hardware media based but some models reverse that. My Lenovo was setup like that but my Sony was other way round.

    Worse, not all bioses give option to flip flop functionality. My Lenovo does but my old Acer laptop does not.

    So basically, it is somewhat random which way the default setup is, and may not be reversible on some models.
     
    cereberus, Apr 5, 2018
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