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Games Wont Go Full Screen


I have a new laptop toshiba specs are:

My computer has the following specifications:
Amd athlon ii dual-core m320 @2. 10ghz
3gb ram
Amd m860g ati mobility radeon 4100

I have bigfish games and none will play full screen actually none of my downloaded games will. I have gone online and cant find any help that works for me. I have taken it where i bought it and they said its the fault of the games. I do have a desktop with a large screen and they work on it.


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