Office apps get locked in partial-full-screen mode
by Aisle222 - 2/6/13 11:35 AM
Hi - I'm having an ongoing problem since I started using a Mac. What happens is I click the diagonal expand arrows at the top-right corner of the window<span>
and it expands the window and puts it in a new screen (as expected). However at some point during the day as I'm working, it changes and gets stuck in a not-quite-fullscreen purgatory. As you can see from the images below, the window moves from a separate screen to the main "desktop" screen, but it thinks that it's still in a separate screen.
.Additionally, as you can see it is no longer taking up the full screen, but the entire top bar (with the +, -, x and expand arrows) are no longer visible so I can't even re-expand it. The only way to fix the problem is to force quite the application and re-open.
<span>It seems to usually happen when I switch from main display -> external display (e.g. projector) -> main display but today it occurred without any display changes. Also, I can't recall whether it's happened with non-MS office related programs (e.g. Oultook, Excel, PPT), but those are what I mostly use. I'm using a MacBook Air w/ OS X v10.8.2. I'm using Office Mac 2011 (PowerPoint is v14.2.5).