help, I just lost all the bars on my screen!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by RubberChickenLubber, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Songster

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    Ok, so I was just reading a thread, and noticed my screen was dirty, went to wipe it off, and I guess I hit some combo of buttons that made BYC take over the whole screen. No bars at the top whatsover. I have Windows vista on a compaq laptop. How do I get everything back without having to restart the laptop?

    TIA
     
  2. giasmom

    giasmom Songster

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    Call tech support !
     
  3. FisherMOM

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    hit F11 that should fix it.
     
  4. chicken+quail=luv

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    Turn off your computer (just hit the power button). Then reload it. It should go back to normal.
     
  5. RubberChickenLubber

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    Quote:lol, if compaq's tech is anything like dell, I might as well ask my 4 yr old [​IMG] . We got rid of our dell after a years worth of headaches and resetting to manufacturer's default several times.
     
  6. keedokes

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    What browser do you use? Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome...?

    Or, as FisherMom said, try hitting F11 first. If that doesn't work let us know. [​IMG]
     
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  7. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

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    Did pressing F11 work...It should...
     
  8. RubberChickenLubber

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    Quote:It worked, thanks so much. I knew I could restart it, but didn't want to waste the time. Now I know how to do it, there's been times I wanted the full screen. I'm so computer illiterate...lol.
     
  9. FisherMOM

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    Glad it worked! [​IMG]

    We discovered that not long ago and my daughter uses it often on games and such
     
  10. The Chicken Lady

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    Sometimes the ESC key will help for random screen issues, too (for example, if you have a DVD playing on your computer in full screen mode).
     

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