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Windows 7: Dual Monitor Question/ Problem

29 Dec 2010   #1
Adidas

Windows 7 Premium x64
 
 
Dual Monitor Question/ Problem

Hey everybody, first post! I've been running dual monitors for a long time, on XP and 7 alike. I like to have Winamp open on my secondary monitor for my music, and then whichever game I'm playing fullscreen on the primary monitor. My problem is that if I'm playing a fullscreen game, and then I click anywhere on the other monitor, the game that's in fullscreen gets minimized. This makes sense, as I'm selecting another program, but I'd like to be able to game and use the other monitor as well. Is there any way to do this? It doing this really limits my multitasking while gaming. TIA.


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29 Dec 2010   #2
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adidas View Post
Hey everybody, first post! I've been running dual monitors for a long time, on XP and 7 alike. I like to have Winamp open on my secondary monitor for my music, and then whichever game I'm playing fullscreen on the primary monitor. My problem is that if I'm playing a fullscreen game, and then I click anywhere on the other monitor, the game that's in fullscreen gets minimized. This makes sense, as I'm selecting another program, but I'd like to be able to game and use the other monitor as well. Is there any way to do this? It doing this really limits my multitasking while gaming. TIA.
Only if the game has a "Windowed (Fullscreen)" type of option. That way it'll still occupy the whole screen but won't be treated like it's full screen.
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