Issue with minimizing and maximizing games

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  1.    10 May 2018 #1

    Some issues with minimizing and maximizing games

    Sometimes when maximizing a game, a small messagebox with the name of the game and its icon appears in the top left corner on my screen.

    My screen then goes black for a few seconds, before the game finally opens.

    Also, sometimes when minimizing a game to the desktop, the sound still continues to play for a few seconds, even after minimizing the game.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 18 Aug 2018 at 00:32.
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  2. Faith's Avatar
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       10 May 2018 #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.    10 May 2018 #3

    Well, pretty much all my games has this issue.

    I think dota 2 is the only game i play that minimizes and maximizes without any issues.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 17 Aug 2018 at 09:51.
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  4. Faith's Avatar
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       11 May 2018 #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; 11 May 2018 at 10:41.
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  5.    11 May 2018 #5

    Im trying the focus assist option right now, i will get back with the results.

    Alright, so turning focus assist off seems to have reduced the time it takes for my games to minimize and maximize, but i still get the annoying messagebox in the top left corner of the screen. I would also like if all my games would minimize and maximize instantly, but its a step in the right direction.

    Also, my games are running in exclusive fullscreen mode.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 16 Aug 2018 at 18:03.
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  6.    25 Jun 2018 #6

    Hi Cerawy, I have the same problem, Could you fix the issue?
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  7.    25 Jun 2018 #7

    Sadly, i havent found a way to fix the problem.

    It helps to disable focus assist, but it doesnt solve the problem completely.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 16 Aug 2018 at 18:03.
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  8.    16 Aug 2018 #8

    Happens to mee occasionally too, hence im using the virtual desktop for game and another for the programs.
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  9.    07 Dec 2018 #9

    Still looking for a solution.
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  10. MrNeeds's Avatar
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       16 Dec 2018 #10

    could always press alt+enter and make it windowed before alt+tabbing.
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