Full-screen programs minimize every 10-15 minutes

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Paradox482

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Hello. Every ten to fifteen minutes, whether I be watching a full-screen video from YouTube or playing a video game, my window gets minimized back to the desktop. I've been experiencing this problem for a few months now. I've tried searching to see if anyone else has had similar problems, but none of the solutions I've found (uninstalling AVG, no screen saver) have done anything for me. I took a screenshot of the processes running in my task manager, and I was hoping if someone would indicate to me if any of them could be interfering. If there's a solution to this, process-related or otherwise, I'd appreciate the help.
 

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Phantom010

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Check your screensaver settings. Disable it when watching a video or playing a game.

If using Windows Media Player, click Tools > Options... > uncheck Allow screen saver during playback.
 

Paradox482

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Check your screensaver settings. Disable it when watching a video or playing a game.

If using Windows Media Player, click Tools > Options... > uncheck Allow screen saver during playback.
I've already made sure my screensaver is disabled, and I'm not using WMP for videos.
 

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An application on your computer is most likely triggering this behavior.

Try a Clean Boot procedure to hopefully isolate the offending application. Run it for both Services and Startup items.
 
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