Each year we, like most other companies, complete a yearly review cycle. All our data is contained online (and always has been. We used to have Word documents that we would edit locally, but they were all uploaded to a server for archiving and later review). Our internal website for our performance reviews is named simply Performance and today I needed to edit a review there.
I opened IE to https://performance. In order to better see the text on screen, I maximized the window. And my monitor turned off.
My monitor turned off.
Without any UI, there was little I could do, so I restarted. I tried this again, and again when I maximized IE, my monitor turned off.
Another restart. This time I tried cnn.com, usatoday.com and a host of other websites. They all worked as expected and I could minimize/maximize IE all I wanted.
Back to the Performance site, and again my monitor went off.
I was getting pretty tired of testing this and restarted one last time. This time I started with IE maximized and entered the https:// address and again the monitor went off. I figured I had spent enough time on this and decided to make IE as large as I could without actually clicking the maximize button so I could complete my work.
Then I called a few people in to witness this odd behavior.
But I’m not done and can’t really ignore this. I need to check that I am using the correct monitor drivers next and ensure my video drivers are up to date. This is so unusual I do not really know what other steps I can take.
I’ll keep you posted on my progress here if you like. And this will be a nice reference case for talking about bug resolutions later.
Questions, comments, concerns and criticisms always welcome,