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Windows 7: frequent switching between game & desktop


07 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 
frequent switching between game & desktop

Would more RAM be beneficial when doing this? It seems I am only able to do this once or twice and then it won't switch at all and it'll just stay on the game or it locks up. I currently have 4G of RAM. My specs are listed.

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08 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Upgrading RAM is always a good option for overall performance but if you mean switching from game to desktop and vice versa by Alt+Tab than i think it won't fix this problem coz as far as i remember it depends on different games for example when i used to play GTA:SA i was able to switch to destop and desktop as many times as i wanted but on some other game i was only able to switch a 1 or 2 times than i had to close the application manually. So some games does support and some don't so upgrading RAM for only this might not help! the rest up to you.
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08 Feb 2012   #3

Win7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Been using a program called minimizor for a few years now and it works great.
Idcation - Id's in progress.
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08 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

I bring this up since I started playing COD: MW3 MP I've needed to access email right away I needed to end the game. It's kind of odd I am able to switch many times while in the menu, but in game even when paused it won't let me do it at all. I was just wondering about this, it's not a big deal. Thanks guys.
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09 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Maybe I'm missing the point, but if you are in the middle of a game, why would you need to be going back to your desktop that often?
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09 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

think mw3 doesn't let you on purpose so you don't try to death evade, that's my educational guess
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09 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Maybe I'm missing the point, but if you are in the middle of a game, why would you need to be going back to your desktop that often?
I'm waiting on job interviews. I get calls in the morning from temp agencies telling me they sent me an email for me to give them info.
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10 Feb 2012   #8

 

I do that a lot too. Thanks to the information overload we live in, I regularly bail out on what I'm playing just to look at my mailbox/db/chat/whateverdingle. Heck, it's gotten to be such a habit that I immediately get annoyed with any game that doesn't sport a pause feature - although this usually isn't a problem since I avoid multiplayer and online games like the plague; everything else almost always has some way of pausing the action.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
think mw3 doesn't let you on purpose so you don't try to death evade, that's my educational guess
How would tabbing out help you evade dying in a game? Either the game auto-pauses, so when you tab back in you'll still get killed, or the game runs in the background when you tab out, so you'll still die but you just don't see it and when you tab back in you'll be staring at a game over screen.
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10 Feb 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trucidation View Post

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
think mw3 doesn't let you on purpose so you don't try to death evade, that's my educational guess
How would tabbing out help you evade dying in a game?
He's referring to the multiplayer that you avoid. Also doesn't make much sense for that to be the reason as if you did alt tab out, you would either be left standing still and get killed anyway, or it would cause your character to suicide.
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10 Feb 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't see how memory would help with this. Given the reasons, I'd either save my gaming for night time, or I'd set up a laptop next to me to handle the e-mail and job searching.
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