Can't prevent photos going full-screen when I'm trying to edit them.


  1. Posts : 122
    Win 10 Pro x64 Ver 20H2
       #1

    Can't prevent photos going full-screen when I'm trying to edit them.


    Since yesterday's WIN 10 patch, clicking on an IrfanView image makes that image go full screen, with a black background and the current file address and name in green lettering in the top left corner. This makes it impossible to edit. I think it did that occasionally before the update, but as of yesterday it does it all the time.
    I have the feeling that the full-screen image app is part of Win 10, which is why I'm posting here. IrfanView is set as my default photo program.
    Any idea what's causing this and how I fix it?
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  2. Posts : 1,169
    win10 home
       #2

    Try using photos as your default and see if that works o.k. If so,then uninstall Irfanview and reinstall.If the problem comes back,either stick with photos or use some other app.
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  3. Posts : 13,960
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #3

    Newmaven said:
    Since yesterday's WIN 10 patch, clicking on an IrfanView image makes that image go full screen, with a black background and the current file address and name in green lettering in the top left corner. This makes it impossible to edit. I think it did that occasionally before the update, but as of yesterday it does it all the time.
    I have the feeling that the full-screen image app is part of Win 10, which is why I'm posting here. IrfanView is set as my default photo program.
    Any idea what's causing this and how I fix it?
    I see that with IrfanView when I double click on an image in IrfanView. That's browse mode where you can walk through the images in the current folder, not meant for editing. Hit Esc to exit.

    To edit, open a image like normal then hit F12 to bring up the tool bar or click on Image then select the option you want to use.
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  4. Posts : 122
    Win 10 Pro x64 Ver 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks for the advice.

    Turns out, the problem is not in the software but in my hand--I have tremors, which often turn a single click into a double one. (I've just posted a query about that problem.) The full-screen with green captions is not part of Windows, but IrfanView's full-screen mode.

    Of the edits I use in IrfanView, this affects only cropping, which requires clicking on the image an extra click brings me to full-screen mode, where I cannot edit. Just about all other commands I use are keyboard-based. F12 or Image does not bring up cropping, which is under Edit.

    And I prefer working in irfanView rather than Photos.
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  5. Posts : 1,169
    win10 home
       #5

    The aim was to try to solve the problem,not your preferences.
    Sorry to hear of your medical situation.
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  6. Posts : 13,960
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #6

    Newmaven said:
    Thanks for the advice.

    Turns out, the problem is not in the software but in my hand--I have tremors, which often turn a single click into a double one. (I've just posted a query about that problem.) The full-screen with green captions is not part of Windows, but IrfanView's full-screen mode.

    Of the edits I use in IrfanView, this affects only cropping, which requires clicking on the image an extra click brings me to full-screen mode, where I cannot edit. Just about all other commands I use are keyboard-based. F12 or Image does not bring up cropping, which is under Edit.

    And I prefer working in irfanView rather than Photos.
    That does make it tough. I have benign tremor (what Catherine Hepburn had) and it was difficult for me to do anything that required small/fine mouse control (forget hand writing). A miracle drug called Topiramate has pretty much eliminated it so that I am actually steady at times. The difference is amazing and life changing.
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