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How to minimise Discord?

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Discord is one of the most popular VoIP programs around at the moment. The app initially started as a chat app for gamers but has evolved into a much broader platform since then. 

However, as popular as the program might be, it isn’t immune to bugs and glitches. In this article, we’re talking about how you can fix Discord being stuck in full-screen mode.

Fixing the full screen problem

Here are a few fixes you can try to get Discord minimised.

Try restarting your PC

The first thing you should do is try and restart your PC. Restarting your PC or any other device for that matter can resolve several bugs and glitches somewhat magically. 

Use shortcuts

Discord has a ton of shortcuts for everyday actions like muting, deafening and so on. As you can guess, there’s a shortcut for making Discord full screen as well. This shortcut is also used to exit the fullscreen mode.

Try pressing Ctrl + Shift + F to see if Discord exits the fullscreen mode. If it does, you’re good to go.

Use normal Window interaction

If the keyboard shortcut didn’t work for you, you could try to minimise Discord using the normal Window interaction buttons in the top right. Just click the minimise or windowed buttons in the top right to see if that fixes your problem. 

How to minimise Discord?

Use Windows shortcuts

If Discord shortcuts don’t do the trick for you, you can try using Windows shortcuts to see if that works for you. You can use Windows shortcuts to move an active window or even minimise the running program. For example, press the Windows + Down Arrow keys to see if you can minimise Discord or the Windows + Left Arrow or Windows + Right Arrow keys to move the Discord window around to use standard Windows interactions. 

Reopen Discord

If Discord is stuck doing something, force restarting it can help you solve the issue. 

Step 1: Right-click the Taskbar and click on Task Manager.

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Step 2: Find the Discord process and end it using the End task button in the bottom right.

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Now restart Discord from the Start menu or a desktop shortcut. 

You can check out other ways to restart Discord in our guide here.

Reinstall Discord

If none of the methods mentioned above worked for you, your last resort is to reinstall Discord. Here’s how.

Step 1: Right-click on the taskbar and click on Task Manager.

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Step 2: Under the Processes tab, find any running Discord processes and close them by right-clicking them and selecting End Process. 

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Step 3: Once you’ve ended all running Discord processes, we’re going to remove Discord. To do so, press Windows key + X to bring up the quick access menu. Select Apps and Features from this menu.

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Step 4: Find Discord in the list, click on it and select Uninstall. 

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Now head over to the Discord website to download the latest program and install it on your PC. This should fix the problem.

Also read: Discord screen share not working: 8 Fixes

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: