Full-screen mode becomes unresponsive in Windows Media Player on a Windows Vista-based computer

KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939206


Consider the following scenario:

  • You are using a Windows Vista-based computer.
  • You have Aero Glass disabled, or the video card does not support this mode.
  • You are playing a video in Microsoft Windows Media Player.
  • You are playing the video in full-screen mode.
  • You right-click the full-screen video to display a shortcut menu.

In this scenario, the video playback window becomes unresponsive. If you press CTL+ALT+DEL to exit full-screen mode, Windows Media Player functionality returns.

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