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Windows 7: Games: screen jumps back to desktop

29 Nov 2009   #11

windows 7 ultimate

i started using steam games in windowed borderless mode......especially in l4d2 and it helps a lot. game looks same to me as full screen mode.

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30 Nov 2009   #12

WIndows 7 Ultimate

does not work for me..
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30 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 7 RC 7100 x64

For those of you whos games are minimizing on its own and you are using AVG AntiVirus, disable it (if you can, dont think you can in latest ver) or just uninstall it.
Theres an issue with the latest version of AVG where the app forcefully takes focus every 30 mins, minimizing whatever you have full screened.

I currently no longer have AVG for this reason.
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07 Feb 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate
problem not solved :((

So the problem is not solved. It started recently. I don't know what changed. I have kaspersky, latest updates on graphic driver. And I would rather solve the problem then reinstall windows. The problem seems to be that when I click the mouse it selects the desktop. It might be a layer problem?
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08 Feb 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by catalin66 View Post
So the problem is not solved. It started recently. I don't know what changed. I have kaspersky, latest updates on graphic driver. And I would rather solve the problem then reinstall windows. The problem seems to be that when I click the mouse it selects the desktop. It might be a layer problem?
Try modding a desktop driver.
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22 Feb 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate

As a temporary measure one could close and / or delete dwm.exe ( C:\Windows\System32 ). In treats the jump and I didn't see any negative effect. But I don't know.
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24 Mar 2010   #17

Windows7 64bits

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbk1008 View Post
I have the SAME exact problem. I have Win7 64-bit and everything is running awesome. Granted, I've only had Windows7 installed for 2 weeks now but have had zero problems at all. I download Mass Effect via Steam and have the exact same issues as you describe: the game pops out to desktop (anywhere from 1-4 seconds) and then back into game. It can do this right away or tease me and let me play for 10 minutes before doing it. I can play through it a few times but it seems after the 4th or 5th time, my system locks up, requiring a hard-reboot.

Exactly same problem

My pc was in big problems, diddent start up anymore.

Now new hardware:

Mobo: P5KPL/1600
Videocart: 285GTX
Soundcart: Xonar DX
Powersupply: 650W
Hardisk: 1T fast one

Installed Windows7 64Bit, had Vista home premium.

Now have same problem as above. Tell me there is a anwser
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11 Apr 2010   #18

Windows7 64bits

Hi all i have a fix,

Problem with my jumpbacks was the software from the videocart. I have a 285 GTX and it has Gamers osd software and a program to overclock your cart.

This program(s) makes your game unstabel, installed xp and had bluascreen when started game! Uninstalled all software and Now its all gone!!!
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12 Feb 2011   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

Well this post is 308 days old according to the forum.. but..

To all of you here with this problem. "You are not alone.."

I have been around "Google Snoop" and in many forums..
many stating the same with a variety of system configureations.

The only common to all of this is "Windows 7" 32 and 64 bit.

Many fixes have been tryed .. / Posted Updating drivers..
Registry Hacks ect..

I too have the same problem, and not with Killer games either..

Old games like "Microsoft Battle Flight Simulator 2"
and "Zuma Sparkle" a stupid little marble shotter game. (Just to kill time)

Some times they work, some times not.. "It's a puzzle" for sure.

What I have done "For my self" is..

If you have any "Gadgets" this includes "7 Sidebar"
Shut them down..

This worked for me.. (Just a pain) to turn them all back on again.
(I may decide not to have any).. too bad, cuzz some are nice.

I assume if any of them decide to take focus.. the "Gadget"
or "7 SideBar" Auto Minimizes the current game..

As for Anti-Virus I use Microsoft Security Esentials.
I did not have to turn that off.

I don't think you can blame "AVG" either.. From what I remember
it has "Game Detection" and should disable it self for the moment.

Any way.. Try killing your "Gadgets", to see if this would be the common cause..

If it does "Come back" and post that it did.. Then maybe Microsoft
can be informed of the probelem.. so they can "I hope" fix this.

With a patch to pause the "Gadgets" when games are launched.
or, "If we all have" -- "7 SideBar".. we could get them to patch the app.

Something is common that's for sure..
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15 Mar 2011   #20

Windows 7

I had the same problem with old games. Disabling Aero fixed it in my case. Right click the desktop, click Personalize, and choose "Windows 7 Basic" under the "Basic and High Contrast Themes" section.

Hopefully that will solve the issue for you too.
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