A silly little issue that one of our computers was faced with… the top and bottom bars (fullscreen controls) in WMP10 weren’t automatically disappearing. It’s a simple problem with a simple fix fortunately. If the same thing is happening to you, here are a few quick fixes that you can try. Try #1 first, if that doesn’t work, go to #2, and so on…
- Make sure the mouse cursor is in the middle of the screen. If it’s placed over one of the bars, they won’t disappear.
- Make sure the “pin” is unchecked in the top right corner.
- Click Tools/Options/Performance/Advanced and UNCHECK “Display full-screen controls”. Note that the full-screen controls will never display, so you will have to return to windowed mode to use the onscreen controls (ALT-ENTER or double-click in the middle of the screen to change modes).
- Re-install (or upgrade to a new version of) Media Player if all else fails.