There are three possible places your Facebook messages might show up.
If you are waiting for a message from someone (in particular if that person is not a “friend”), be sure to check all three places.
This is a problem with the graphics driver and the BIOS.
1. The problem is caused by the computer selecting an external monitor (which may or may not be present) as the main monitor for the laptop. If you have an extra monitor, attach it to the Vostro and the screen will probably show up there.
2. Update the BIOS to A12. You can find the update on the Dell site. You might need to go looking for it specifically. When I used the Dell site to search for updates (of any kind), it led me to update the BIOS, but only to A09. I had to go back to the site and search for further BIOS updates in order to find A12.
3. You can try upgrading the graphics driver, but I don’t think that helped in my case. Disabling the graphics driver will force the screen back to the laptop monitor, but you will be using a very basic, generic graphics driver in that case, so you will have limited functionality. The above BIOS update is the only thing that worked for me.
After I upgraded my computer to Windows 10, my touchscreen stopped working in Chrome. I actually didn’t notice it for quite some time, which tells me that maybe I don’t need a touchscreen. Anyway, here’s a workaround that can fix the problem.
Type the following into the address bar in Chrome.
A huge list of settings will appear. Click on “ctrl” and “f” to do a page search for the word “touch”. That should take you to:
“Enable Touch Events”
Change the setting from “Automatic” to “Enable”.
Edit: Typing this into the address bar will get you to the right place quickly.
I don’t know. Maybe some people like how the cursor flies around the screen in Office 2013 applications. I do not.
Here’s how to stop the insanity.
If you move your mouse up to the top of your screen in Chrome, does a black bar come down to obscure the tabs? Is it super, dooper annoying? Yeah, it is.
The problem is that you are using Chrome in “Windows 8 mode”. There is no good reason to use Chrome in that mode, so here’s how to fix it.
From now on, Chrome will launch in regular desktop mode unless you switch it back to Windows 8 mode. No more stupid black bar.