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video streaming resolution problem

February 1, 2006 at 23:37:04
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Medi, 3.2GHz/ 512MB

Hi,
I was wondering if anyone could help me on a problem I'm having with my computer- every time I try to watch a video, the video immediately automatically enlarges and fills up the entire screen, and I'm unable to close the page, so I usually have to resort to shutting the computer down in the middle of it, or waiting out the entire clip/movie until it's over and my computer finally responds to Ctl-Alt-Dlt.

After I've closed the browser window, I notice that my screen resolution is extremely, abnormally small (as in, everything is extremely large and I even have to scroll around my desktop). This happens every single time a browser page I open has a video (ie: music video) playing on it. It gets extremely frustrating.
I don't know whether my settings are off or if I have some sort of virus?

Any help would be greatly ppreciated!


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#1
February 2, 2006 at 01:02:58


Probably in your settings, go to whatever you are using for playing & make sure it is not set to open in Full Screen.
Have you tried the ESC key?
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#2
February 2, 2006 at 02:07:31

I don't really think it's my media player settings, though, because after the video is over, it shouldn't mess up my screen resolution, should it? And most of the time it's not a movie i'm choosing to play, but only a clip streaming from a website...

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