Solved Why doesn't my command bar reappear when I am in full-page?

December 19, 2014 at 11:56:12
Specs: Windows 7
When I am in full-page mode my cursor, when brought up to the top of my screen, will prompt my command bar to appear (this is how I get myself out of full screen mode). Lately, nothing happens when I hover my cursor at the top. Right clicking will bring back the bar, but I would like to fix this new problem of the cursor not triggering the same response. Thank you!

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December 19, 2014 at 16:19:16
OK question now understood, it's IE11 and when you are on full screen moving the mouse cursor right up to the top edge of the screen does not cause the command bar to appear.

Unfortunately this feature is rarely used and it seems like there might be a long standing MS bug. There are some ideas to try here:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...
Checking your screen resolution and reverting any change made to DPI setting look like the best things to try first. Make sure your screen resolution setting matches that for the screen.

If all else fails, assuming the mouse is OK in all other respects I can only suggest you try IE Reset (although I'm none too hopeful):
IE > Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab > Reset button.
You will lose addons but they return with usage. You favorites will be retained.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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December 19, 2014 at 13:47:47
Are you talking about your browser?

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December 19, 2014 at 14:26:08
I am unclear as to if I am referring to the browser. When I click on the icon in my command bar for full-page mode, the page immediately pops into full screen. Then, when I want my screen to go back to the normal size, I would hover my cursor at the top and the command bar would re-appear allowing my to see the full-screen icon for me to tap on it again. At this point my screen would go back to the normal size. For some reason, the command bar no longer appears when the cursor is at the top of the page; I have to right-click in order for the command bar to engage. Hope this answers your question. thank you for your help.

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December 19, 2014 at 14:32:54
"When I click on the icon in my command bar for full-page mode"
Where?
It will have a name at the top.

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December 19, 2014 at 14:43:11
Your browser is what you use to surf the internet. It could be Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Chrome, Opera, or something else. If it is IE or similar then this might look familiar:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...
(ignore the options, particularly option 3)
When you right click near the top there is an option to permanently turn the command bar on and off. The F11 key can also be used to toggle between full page and normal.

Alternatively you could be on the desktop or it could be when you are running some program such as Word. It could even be when you are using YouTube.

Where you are when you see it would be a big clue as to what is going on.

Thanks

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December 19, 2014 at 16:04:18
My browser is IE11. But the full-page icon is a part of my customized toolbar.

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December 19, 2014 at 16:06:42
my command bar does have a "check mark" and it is visible. It is my cursor which is not making the command bar re-appear when I am in full screen "full-page")mode.

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December 19, 2014 at 16:19:16
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OK question now understood, it's IE11 and when you are on full screen moving the mouse cursor right up to the top edge of the screen does not cause the command bar to appear.

Unfortunately this feature is rarely used and it seems like there might be a long standing MS bug. There are some ideas to try here:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...
Checking your screen resolution and reverting any change made to DPI setting look like the best things to try first. Make sure your screen resolution setting matches that for the screen.

If all else fails, assuming the mouse is OK in all other respects I can only suggest you try IE Reset (although I'm none too hopeful):
IE > Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab > Reset button.
You will lose addons but they return with usage. You favorites will be retained.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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December 19, 2014 at 18:48:12
Thank you for sending the MS link to my exact problem. Looks like I'm not alone. I'll experiement with trying to undo this problem. In hind sight, I wonder if this coincides with me updating from IE10 to 11? I held off on updating for quite some time due to a lot of negative feedbacks with various quirks in the 11. Thank you for your help.

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December 19, 2014 at 19:10:08
Happy to help - hope you sort it.

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December 30, 2014 at 15:20:08
The problem was IE11. The moment I uninstalled IE11 and went back to IE10 the problem disappeared. Who knew the solution was so simple!

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December 30, 2014 at 15:32:40
Looks like the bug is with IE11. Whether MS will ever sort it (or even notice it) remains to be seen. Thanks for feedback.

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