What it looks like for me.

Can someone please help me? My minecraft just zoomed in all of a sudden and i don't know how to get it back. it takes up the FULL screen, not even leaving room for the task bar at the bottom. this is really annoying, i even tried restarting my computer and it didnt work. help please?

  • Use Alt + F4 to exit, or Alt + Tab to switch to another window while leaving Minecraft running. That won't change the fact that Minecraft runs in full screen, but does that still fix your problem? – Nolonar Apr 30 '16 at 21:24
  • Press F11 to switch between fullscreen and windowed mode – imulsion Apr 30 '16 at 21:31

F11 for Fullscreen

By default, F11 toggles fullscreen mode.

If that didn't help, pause the game(by pressing Esc) and go into Options…Controls… and check your keybinding for toggling fullscreen mode (under Miscellaneous section).

Or, alternatively, you can go into Options…Video Settings… and click Fullscreen: ON to turn it off manually.


If it is full screen (with no taskbar and/or window border) you can just change your POV and make the chat smaller and/or more translucent.


You don't even need to use alt+f4 you can just hit escape and move the mouse to the top right and hit the small/big window button. (Not literally you will break your computer)

There is also another way to be stuck in the fullscreen and that would be if you hit f11 then just close minecraft and restart it. It should he back to normal.


There's something in options!that makes the game full screen/not full screen.Just play around in settings untill you find something that suggests it could minimize your screen

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    Could you elaborate on what "something" is? Telling the OP to "look for it yourself" is not a good answer. – Skylinerw May 1 '16 at 13:08

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