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Browser jumps to full screen while typing

by cl2606 / March 1, 2011 6:35 AM PST

An old laptop that I use to go back and forth to work to web browse, simple programming, etc, is experiencing a problem. When I start typing in the browsers search text field, the browser will jump to full screen. If I keep typing it will go back to regular screen. I'm using Chrome, but it happens in IE 8 as well.

Also, while typing in PSPad, it will jump to full screen and automatically switch the cursor to Insert and back to a normal cursor.

This happened about a month ago and I reformatted and reinstalled WinXP SP 3 and downloaded all the updates. It started doing it again after I downloaded Apache, MySQL.

I'm running a Dell 2200, with WinXP SP 3. I've updated all the drivers from Dell's site.

I've searched the web for Windows XP full screen bugs but couldn't find anything. Anyone know a fix for this?


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