Windows 10: Issue with minimizing and maximizing games

  1.    1 Week Ago #1

    Some issues with minimizing and maximizing games

    Sometimes when i minimize and maximize a game, a small box with the games name and its icon appears in the top left corner on the screen, and after that the screen goes black for a few seconds before the game finally opens. They used to load instantly. Also, sometimes when i minimize a game to the desktop, the sound still continues to play for a few seconds after minimizing it.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 1 Week Ago at 07:59.
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    Windows 10 Home April 2018 Update 64-bit
       1 Week Ago #2

    What games are these? Sound to me that you're trying to minimize a game that's running in fullscreen. Games that run in fullscreen should not be alt-tabbed because it can cause issues and sometimes even crash the application. If you want to maximize and minimize a game while playing you need to make sure that the game is either applied in Windowed mode or that it fully supports alt-tab functions correctly, which not all games do when running in exclusive fullscreen mode.
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  3.    1 Week Ago #3

    Pretty much all the games i play has this issue.

    Dota 2 is the only game i play that minimizes and maximizes instantly without any issues.
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    Windows 10 Home April 2018 Update 64-bit
       1 Week Ago #4

    And in what display mode are Dota 2 and the other games running in? A screen that goes black in your situation means that it applied a change in the refresh rate, so the monitor needs to re-adjust everytime you try to minimize it. This should not happen in windowed mode because you're forcing the game to use the desktop settings. You can also try to disable focus assist if the issue persists.
    Last edited by Faith; 1 Week Ago at 10:41.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5

    Im trying out the focus assist options right now, will get back with the results.

    Alright, so turning focus assist off for games seems to have reduced the time it takes to minimize and maximize the games, but i still get the annoying message box in the top left corner of the screen, and id still like my games to minimize and maximize instantly, but its a step in the right direction.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 1 Week Ago at 13:54.
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