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Kudos0

Full Screen Detection / Silent Mode

I read and reread the explainations for these two settings, but I'm not quit getting what they do.

Can someone here elaborate more on what each of these settings do?   Will either of these settings affect the way Program control is determined?

Thanks,

Les

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Message Edited by Tony_Weiss on 03-23-2009 08:13 PM

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Kudos0

Re: Full Screen Detection / Silent Mode

I read and reread the explainations for these two settings, but I'm not quit getting what they do.

Can someone here elaborate more on what each of these settings do?   Will either of these settings affect the way Program control is determined?

Thanks,

Les

[edit: corrected subject text.]

Message Edited by Tony_Weiss on 03-23-2009 08:13 PM
Kudos0

Re: Full Screen Detection / Silent Mode

Silent mode is a setting that you can use to reduce alerts and warnings while you are gaming or running a program that you don't want interrupted for a set period of time. Protection of the system is maintained.

Full screen detection is a setting to detect when you are running in full screen so that Norton doesn't interfere in what you are doing.  Norton still runs in the background to provide protection but it is less likely to dump your work or game into a minimized state.

I run on automatic so I am not sure how Norton decides what to allow or block while silent mode is on.  Other posters may have some info to contribute.

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Message Edited by Tony_Weiss on 03-23-2009 08:13 PM
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Kudos0

Re: Full Screen Detection / Silent Mode

It's for events like gaming, say you don't want to be notify when norton is doing something, it also turns off norton idle scan and auto update so your not getting bugged or slowed down. Most apps that run in a full screen are stuff like games and cd burning software. you don't want norton buggin you then. unless your using a 17" montior like my father does then you may or may not need this setting. he's got a 17" monitor and everything is full screen so I turned that option off because Norton would never do anything in that case.

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Message Edited by Tony_Weiss on 03-23-2009 08:13 PM

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