I am set up with an extended desktop on my laptop computer. When i am watching a video on full screen on one screen i am unable to work on the other screen without it exiting the full screen mode. Is that just what always has to happen or is there a way to have it remain in full screen mode while working on the other screen?

are you using any software to allow you to work on 2 screens ,also what windows version

I am using windows 7 and I don't believe that I'm using any software to work on two screens.

thanks for the suggestion.

Pretty sure this is just what happens, although on my vista laptop I can watch a movie full screen and type a word document or such in the other, I'm not using any software other than windows' display options.

Yeah it turns out that some movie players have that capability and some don't.