I started reading your link and found exactly what I was looking for near the
top where you wrote "A handful of fixes for it are available here." The
"here" link took me to Windows WMP Solution Center, which I suppose has the
answers. I say "I suppose" cause when I slipped in a DVD to try ALT+CTL+DEL
to get out of the full-screen mode, oddly enough, just pressing ESC got me
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I played and ripped from a
regular music CD before trying this. Odd things like that are not all that
unusual with all things Microsoft.
"zachd [MSFT]" wrote:
> It auto-full-screens - does it work if you go back to normal non-full-screen
> Speaking for myself only.
> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
> "Alex" <st7alex@xxxxxx(donotspam)> wrote in message
> >I recently bought a new computer with Vista. Prior to this, with XP, when
> > inserted a home-made DVD, WMP11 always opened with the mostly blank
> > sidebar
> > on the right which had a line like "unknown DVD." Right-clicking on that
> > brought up the "Metaservices" box which allowed me to type the movie's
> > name
> > and imprint an ID onto the DVD.
> > Now, WMP 11 opens full-screen and I don't get to identify the movie by
> > title. How do I get the sidebar back on when the the DVD first loads?
> > --
> > Thanks, Alex