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I switched to full screen on minecraft, the screen turned black as if it were loading it took a while so i closed minecraft and reopened it. When I logged on it gave me a program on my taskbar saying "minecraft minecraft" then when i closed the program it gave me this error message:

java(tm) platform SE binary has stopped working. 

Is there a way to fix this?

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Why do you have to full-screen? Why not just maximize? It's pretty much the same effect. – Jeffrey Lin Dec 25 '12 at 23:52
i was gonna see what the difference was between full screen and maximizing it – ricexpl0x Dec 26 '12 at 0:04
It sounds like the difference is: full screen doesn't work. – LessPop_MoreFizz Dec 26 '12 at 0:24
So are you able to play, or is this preventing minecraft from running? It's not clear from the question. – SevenSidedDie Dec 26 '12 at 0:37
1… – Jeffrey Lin Dec 26 '12 at 2:34

Try turning off full-screen manually:

  1. Open the start menu in Windows and, in the search bar, enter 'Minecraft'. Look for the '.minecraft' directory in the search results.
  2. Find the 'options' file; it should have items on each line, such as Clouds:False and graphics: fancy.
  3. Find the line labeled fullscreen. If the value to the right of the colon says true, replace it with false. Save and close the file.
  4. Try running Minecraft again.

I hope this helps!

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I don't think the OP was looking for instruction on how not start Minecraft in full screen mode – Private Pansy Jan 4 '13 at 13:43
@YiJiang Actually, this might actually be the solution. The OP was only trying fullscreen out of curiosity—their actual problem is it broke the game. Toggling fullscreen off in the config may well allow them to play (in a window) again at all. – SevenSidedDie Jan 4 '13 at 18:31

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