Tabbing back into fullscreen games takes forever

  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 64-bit

    Tabbing back into fullscreen games takes forever


    So I have laptop with specs that should run most games perfectly fine:

    8gb ram (2 4gb cards)
    nvidia 970m
    1tb hdd 7200rpm

    But recently (may have began after a windows 10 update but i cant remember) my comp has been taking huge amounts of time to tab out and especially to tab back into fullscreen games. I would say on average it takes about 30-45 seconds to tab back in which if you actually imagine clicking to tab back in and waiting that long, causes huge issues. I cannot remember exactly when it started but I don't think there was an issue when I was last at college so maybe 3 or 4 months ago. It would tab in and out in a second or two.

    It may be helpful to also note that i notice specifically for csgo, that when I tab back in it will go black for a long time, then show the frame of when I initially tabbed out for a bit and then work.

    Also, specifically for h1z1 kotk, I no longer load in at the start of the games. I now will load in around the time when most people are reaching the ground which has caused me to stop playing h1z1 all together.

    I am not looking for a solution such as playing in modes other than fullscreen (windowed, etc) since I have a good comp and should not have to do that to begin with. I have many friends with weaker specs (i5's, lower gpu, etc) who do not have this issue but also do not have an SSD.

    I have ordered an SSD but I honestly would like a fix other than that if anyone has any ideas. I've seen this question posted in a lot of different places but haven't found a strong answer.
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  2. Dude's Avatar
    Posts : 15,145
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    This program has good reviews, and is low cost.
    Borderless Gaming on Steam
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  3. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 7,143
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Tabbing relies a lot on hard drives and not just memory as one would think. So if you have a slow spinning hard drive, tabbing would be a lot slower than if you had an SSD for example.

    Games take up a lot of resources so you would expect them to take longer because they are resource intensive.

    I would give Dude's suggest a go and see how you get on with that. It negates the need to alt-tab.
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