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Windows 7: When I ALT+tab out of any game in full screen I can't tab back in

22 Jun 2015   #1
Vinastus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
When I ALT+tab out of any game in full screen I can't tab back in

Recently, I've come across this bug that happens anytime I alt+tab out of any game in full screen.

For example, I'll alt+tab to my desktop>click on the icon on the task bar: nothing happens.

Example 2: Alt+tab out of game> hold alt and tab between windows on the pop up window to the game I want to go back into: nothing happens when I hit enter or click it.

Example 3: Windows button+tab out to desktop> windows+tab back to game: nothing happens.

The weirdest thing involving this bug is that around 20% of the time alt+tabbing(or any other form of tabbing) will work! I'll alt tab and tab back to it and it will miraculously tab back in... I do not understand!

P.S. Don't give me the bullshit answer that everyone else on the internet says to fix full screen problems: "Just run it in windowed/full screen windowed." Because that's not fixing the problem!


-Vinastus


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23 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Are your drivers and Windows up-to-date?

Try this method:
Quote:
Graphic Card Driver Clean Installation (Belongs to MistUnleashed):
1.Run the Guru3D Display Driver Removal Tool: Display Driver Uninstaller Download version 15.3.0.0 Display Driver Uninstaller Download version 15.3.0.2
2.Download CCleaner here (CCleaner - Download) and run both the Cleaner and the Registry Cleaner to remove left-over keys.
3.Go into C:\Program Files & C:\Program Files (x86) & C:\ProgramData and delete any leftover Nvidia files.
4.Disable automatic driver installation: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2500967
5.Restart Computer.
6.After restart go to: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers and install the latest Nvidia Package (Including the 3D Vision Drivers - Install it all). Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
7.Re-enable the automatic driver installation: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2500967
8.Run CCleaner again (as instructed in Step 2).
9.Restart Computer.
I notice you don't have a real Anti-virus software, get Microsoft Security Essentials at least.
https://support.malwarebytes.org/cus...are-?b_id=6438
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23 Jun 2015   #3
Vinastus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
I did all the steps!

I did all the steps as your guide says and it didn't fix it! Though my computer does seem cleaner now. Any other suggestions?
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24 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hmm, make sure you are running from the correct GPU (if there are 2)

Try older drivers
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24 Jun 2015   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vinastus View Post
P.S. Don't give me the bullshit answer that everyone else on the internet says to fix full screen problems: "Just run it in windowed/full screen windowed." Because that's not fixing the problem!
How about you cut down on the language and be a bit more respectful when asking for help? And a bit more information would be useful such as which games you're playing, and are they through Steam or Origin or Uplay etc?
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