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Did the page you were on have any Flash/other similar embedded things? Because those can sometimes hide input from the browser (which is very annoying when you try to use a shortcut and can't figure out why it isn't working...).
F11 works on my system, and has done ever since the first version of IE I used in the last millenium. And if you move the mouse to the top of the screen a toolbar slides into view. Click on the View selector in the menu for confirmation.
One of these days I'm going to think of a really clever signature.