Windows 10: build 10074 start menu interfering with games

  1.    29 Apr 2015 #1

    build 10074 start menu interfering with games

    this is a clean installing using nvidia 352.64 drivers with nvidia 780 card and intel 3700k with 32gb mem.

    every time I start a game, the start menu open causing the game to go to the desktop.

    I try to get back into the games but the start menu opens again causing the lack of focus on the games.

    this is happening with almost every game.

    its worse if the games are using lower resolutions then the native one.

    only way I can get the problem to go away is to disable the shell experience program and stop it from running. but then notification system dont work along with the start menu.

    microsoft did say there was a issue with games running fullscreen and will be issuing a patch. but I dont know if this problem is related to it or not.
    Last edited by dskiller; 30 Apr 2015 at 01:17.
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  2.    30 Apr 2015 #2

    Yes that sounds like the known issue. Thanks for reporting and hold on for future update.

    Kevin C {MSFT]
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  3.    30 Apr 2015 #3

    I've experienced this today as well, fortunately the game going full screen seemed to have closed the start menu.
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  4.    03 May 2015 #4

    Hey just registered as I found a trick for it to work, if you go into tablet mode the start menu won't pop up and take control, then when finished gaming just go back into normal mode, works like a treat
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       03 May 2015 #5

    I thought it was only me. The only game I can get to work is COD MW3..
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  6.    04 May 2015 #6

    On my system, the games seem to run fine. The problem for me is the Desktop environment and doing such outrageous things as clicking on the Start Button. I have gotten Video Driver error messages from clicking on the Notification Icon, and even opening the Command prompt.

    Yesterday I got three Blue Screens with the system just sitting on the Desktop. I figured that was enough information for Microsoft to deal with and I went back to 8.1 so I can run my games in peace...
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       05 May 2015 #7

    Ranzer87 said: View Post
    Hey just registered as I found a trick for it to work, if you go into tablet mode the start menu won't pop up and take control, then when finished gaming just go back into normal mode, works like a treat
    Didn't work here... I get the same error, even when trying to open up Steam.

    Also I'm not sure if I'm missing something or tablet mode is just really weird. When I turn it on, all my windows are gone.

    edit: btw I'm sure this error has to do with the new Xbox App. If you guys haven't tested it yet, just press Win+G in any game to make a small window appear, and you can record your games from there. It's pretty neat, too bad it broke a lot of things...
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  8.    05 May 2015 #8

    For the full screen issue with games, try today's windows update and reboot. Let me know if that solves the issue with full screen games minimizing, or going into window mode.
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  9.    05 May 2015 #9

    FOUND A FIX... well kinda if u use nvidia go on geforce experience, chose the game u want to play and click on the spanner next to revert and choose windowed. that will have to do for now
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  10.    05 Aug 2015 #10

    Uninstalling the ASUS screen saver program fixed the start menu popup issue for me. If your on ASUS try this.
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