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Windows 7: Force fullscreen games to in window mode?

03 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Force fullscreen games to in window mode?

Hi, I have a few games that don't offer window mode in the options.

Is there any way to force the games to play in window mode instead of fullscreen?

Going to .exe's properties checking the compability doesn't help either.

Any ideas on what I can do to fix this?

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03 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Try the attached program. It has a readme with the instructions.

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05 Aug 2011   #3

Ubuntu 12.10

Use the NVIDIA Control Panel to do so.

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06 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7

Press Alt + Enter
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08 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Silcrows View Post
Press Alt + Enter
+1 ....
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08 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

My solution.

Right click desktop icon;
Click "Properties";
In the target line, go to the end and hit the space bar and put "-w" without the quotations.

No more full-screen.
To go back to full-screen, change the "w" to "f".
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02 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x32

This does not work
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27 Nov 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hellriser View Post
Try the attached program. It has a readme with the instructions.
It just closes itself instantly.

Took me a while to get this:

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