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Windows 7: games don't stay full screen.

06 Jul 2015   #1
goosebumps912

windows 10 professional 32bit
 
 
games don't stay full screen.

i run two monitors and have an issue where when i click on my secondary monitor it minimizes my game on my primary monitor. Why does this happen? please help.


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07 Jul 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That happens when your game is using fullscreen mode. If the game supports "windowed fullscreen", then try that. If not you are out of luck. This is the same for all of us. Nothing wrong with your PC.

However, can you move mouse to 2nd monitor when in game? Normally, you shouldn't be able to move mouse out of main display (where the game play) unless you ALT+TAB out.
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13 Jul 2015   #3
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

have you tried ALT+ENTER ? it'll make it fullscreen
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18 Jul 2015   #4
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Normally FS means full screen on that monitor, if you try to leave it, Windows minimizes said FS and sometimes the app/game will not come back up.

The game or settings within the video driver suite for the game, would have to be tailored to multiple monitor support, typically games are not. [ALT+ENTER should be tried though as mentioned previously]

The work around is Full Screen Windowed mode, works great in Marvel Heroes 2015 as an example.

I recommend trying Display Fusion, an app for multiple monitors, also, I've been using 2 monitors now for about 4 years with that application, gives a full Windows Start bar on both monitors, allows for different backgrounds, etc etc. well worth the fair price.
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18 Jul 2015   #5
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I use a triple monitor setup and never needed a taskbar on side monitors (eyefinity/surround is another issue). Dual Monitor Tools is a free one you can check out. You can set random backgrounds for seperate displays etc.

How good is the free version of DisplayFusion?
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18 Jul 2015   #6
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

I bought DF Pro pretty much immediately, and got a great deal on the same companies' other offerings when I did, it was way too long ago now, I don't recall the free one at all.

Pro license was also good for all systems in the house, so my wife uses it too.

Here's their compare on versions:

Free vs Pro ? DisplayFusion ? Binary Fortress Software
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23 Jul 2015   #7
madd74

 

Try ALT+ENTER and i am sure this will help you.
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28 Sep 2015   #8
goosebumps912

windows 10 professional 32bit
 
 

nah alt-enter doesn't do anything and yes i can move my cursor off of monitor one and i will add that the game is team fortress 2
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28 Sep 2015   #9
goosebumps912

windows 10 professional 32bit
 
 

and window mode makes it smaller than my monitor there for wasting space

also i recently upgraded to windows 10
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28 Sep 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you can move the mouse to side-monitor then it is not in fullscreen mode but perhaps in borderless windowed. Did you check the game's graphics settings? And search its official forums? Which game by the way?
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