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Windows 7: alt-tab out of games

15 Mar 2010   #1
LouieIV

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
alt-tab out of games

I just built a Win 7 system and installed BFBC2 and played last night. When I alt-tab out of the game it puts the game in a full sized window on top with no. Is there a way to set it to default to the system tray like in XP. I haven't fully explored this, but it is very sensitive to going back into full screen mode unintentionally. This is fairly annoying.

Thanks,
LouieIV


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15 Mar 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Try playing it in Windowed mode with no borders.

~Lordbob
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15 Mar 2010   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You can press alt+enter to make it full screen again.
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15 Mar 2010   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

You shouldn't alt-tab out. Some games will die and crash the system.
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15 Mar 2010   #5
LouieIV

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Try playing it in Windowed mode with no borders.

~Lordbob
So alt-enter puts it in windowed mode with only a small border at the top. Is this what you're referring to?

-LouieIV
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15 Mar 2010   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LouieIV View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Try playing it in Windowed mode with no borders.

~Lordbob
So alt-enter puts it in windowed mode with only a small border at the top. Is this what you're referring to?

-LouieIV
Yes, this will put it to the background like a regular app, hopefully allowing it to keep running and does not need the couple seconds to reload again.

~Lordbob
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15 Mar 2010   #7
LouieIV

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LouieIV View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Try playing it in Windowed mode with no borders.

~Lordbob
So alt-enter puts it in windowed mode with only a small border at the top. Is this what you're referring to?

-LouieIV
Yes, this will put it to the background like a regular app, hopefully allowing it to keep running and does not need the couple seconds to reload again.

~Lordbob
Thanks this helps. Maybe I'll try to get used to playing this way. Or I can switch to it before I alt-tab to something else.

I realize alt-tab probably has improved functionality for people who use it, but I only use it in games so it is a downgrade for me Oh well I can deal with it now that I know about alt-enter, thanks.

By the way this game seems pretty robust in the alt-tab department, a lot of games aren't.

Thanks again,
LouieIV
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15 Mar 2010   #8
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I use it a lot playing EVE. I have 2 monitors, so eve runs on my main, and I browse these forums on the other. I use the Gamers Window Relocator to move the Window to fullscreen, while maintaining the window usage.

~Lordbob
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01 Sep 2010   #9
JAZZYJAMES

64
 
 

How do you undue this and restore your game to standard mode?
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01 Sep 2010   #10
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JAZZYJAMES View Post
How do you undue this and restore your game to standard mode?
Meaning what?

Lordbob
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 alt-tab out of games




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