Unable to Minimize Internet Explorer When You Are in Full Screen Mode

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When Internet Explorer is in Full Screen mode, it is not possible to minimize Internet Explorer by left-clicking Internet Explorer on the taskbar.


To work around this problem, right-click Internet Explorer on the taskbar, and then click Minimize, or click the Minimize button on the upper-right side of Internet Explorer.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

This problem was corrected in Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition and Microsoft Windows 2000.

Article ID: 235442 - Last Review: Jun 19, 2014 - Revision: 1