Windows 10: Windows 10 Minimizing Games to Desktop

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  1.    16 Nov 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Minimizing Games to Desktop


    Hi! I've had my custom built desktop for a few months now. It has Windows 10 Pro installed as the OS. The issue I am having is that when I try to play games in fullscreen mode, they will periodically be minimized to the desktop. It appears they are still running in the background, as I can hear the game sound even when it is minimized. I can re-open the games as I could if I had just tabbed out, but within a few minutes they will minimize again. I have tried disabling background programs such as Skype, Curse Voice, Origin, Steam, Windows Firewall, and Bitdefender, but the games will still minimize. If I have the games in windowed fullscreen mode, they will not actually minimize, but from time to time the edges of the window will be visible (as if I had tabbed out) until I click into the game again.

    Obviously playing games in windowed fullscreen is a sort of band-aid for the issue, but not all games have the option of windowed fullscreen, so I can't just wait for a fix to come up anymore. I have looked for solutions to this problem, but haven't found anything that helps.

    On a possibly related side note, when using Open Broadcaster Software to record gameplay, OBS will record only a black screen in "game capture" mode. I have to use "monitor capture" mode to force it to always record everything that happens on my screen. This might be related to the games minimizing, or might be something completely different. I only added this in case it was relevant to the games minimizing.
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  2.    17 Nov 2015 #2

    try running SFC /scannow and see what happens
    are you running some citrix stuff like citrix receiver? try also to remove the game launch icons from the desktop
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  3.    23 Nov 2015 #3

    If you can try to edit the game configuration to match your desktop resolution. The problem is in the new Windows 10 high dpi scaling.
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  4.    23 Nov 2015 #4

    batlhilz said: View Post
    try running SFC /scannow and see what happens
    are you running some citrix stuff like citrix receiver? try also to remove the game launch icons from the desktop
    I'm not running any citrix stuff, and the only icon on my desktop is the recycle bin (empty). I'm still working on the sfc /scannow, so I'll be sure to update once I run it.

    mlnevese said: View Post
    If you can try to edit the game configuration to match your desktop resolution. The problem is in the new Windows 10 high dpi scaling.
    I have all my games set to match my desktop resolution :/
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  5.    23 Nov 2015 #5

    Try turning of the scaling in compatibility settings. This and the insane slow downs after the latest windows 10 update is almost convincing me to return to windows 8....
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  6.    23 Nov 2015 #6

    mlnevese said: View Post
    Try turning of the scaling in compatibility settings. This and the insane slow downs after the latest windows 10 update is almost convincing me to return to windows 8....
    it didn't slow down for me at all.. not trying to go off topic but you should try doing disk cleanup and deleting the old windows.old folder.. would probably improve your performance.
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  7.    24 Nov 2015 #7

    @BrandonR188 I already did but thanks. I opened a topic about it n case anyone has any idea what else I could try...

    Game performance problems after update 586.11 - Windows 10 Forums
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  8.    24 Nov 2015 #8

    did you tried to remove the game icons from desktop? theres some random crashes/minimizations when you "mouseover" the game icons itself?
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  9.    24 Nov 2015 #9

    batlhilz said: View Post
    did you tried to remove the game icons from desktop? theres some random crashes/minimizations when you "mouseover" the game icons itself?
    I don't have any game icons on my desktop. The only icon I have on my desktop is the recycle bin
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  10.    24 Nov 2015 #10

    install new game for window
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