1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 7
    Windows 7
       04 Aug 2015 #1

    Unable to Tab out of Fullscreen Games


    Hello,

    When I had Windows 7 I was able to press the Windows key to tab out of Fullscreen Games and Applications. With Windows 10 I am unable to tab out of Fullscreen Games and Applications. Is there a setting or something that I am missing? I have tried everything, Please Help.

    Thanks,
    Peter
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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Cheshire, UK
    Posts : 403
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       04 Aug 2015 #2

    The start menu has been made to be less intrusive compared to earlier versions of windows, you can press ALT+TAB to achieve the same thing.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 7
    Windows 7
       04 Aug 2015 #3

    MrNeeds said: View Post
    The start menu has been made to be less intrusive compared to earlier versions of windows, you can press ALT+TAB to achieve the same thing.
    ALT+TAB does not work for me
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  4. Joined : Sep 2014
    Cheshire, UK
    Posts : 403
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       04 Aug 2015 #4

    CPflightlog said: View Post
    ALT+TAB does not work for me
    Works for me, very strange, i'll ask a few others and see if anythings been changed recently.
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  5. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 125
    Windows 10
       04 Aug 2015 #5

    Try Alt+Enter. won't. Won't minimize to the Task Bar, but will?should take it from full screen to windowed mode.
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 (duh)
       07 Aug 2015 #6

    Having a "legacy" app like notepad running in the background helps with the switching.

    Most of the times I use this:
    keep pressing Win key,
    then press D to Show desktop and force the game to minimize,
    (optionally) then press Tab to Show window previews,
    then press 1 2 3 4 etc. = taskbar position of the app I want to switch to (pinned icons counts, too)

    Even easier, I move the game taskbar button to the far left, then use Win+1 to switch to/from
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    California
    Posts : 186
    Kernel 4.x.x
       07 Aug 2015 #7

    When this happens, my first instinct is to hit [Ctrl + Alt + Del] and open task manager.

    That almost always tabs me out. Then I leave another Window open in the background and alt-tab works from then on.
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