1. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       02 Sep 2016 #1

    Taskbar not visible whilst alt+tabbing in windowed (fullscreen) game


    Evening all,

    As of just recently I had to install a fresh windows 10 OS on my alienware aurora R4 due to freezing issues. I had to install windows 8.1 provided with the pc when it was purchaed then upgrade to windows 10 because I couldn't get windows 10 onto a USB for a fresh install without safe mode.

    Anyway onto my issue. Everything has behaving as intended so far except a few things which I've noticed. I'm running a dual monitor setup at the moment where the specifications can be found below.

    Monitor 1 - Benq RL2755HM
    Monitor 2 - Acer P193W

    The issue I'm now having is when playing world of warcraft in windowed (fullscreen) display mode whenever I alt+tab the taskbar on the first monitor isn't appearing unless there's another program running on it, Where as prior to the fresh OS install everytime I alt tabbed I could see the taskbar. I've spent hours googling and trying to diagnose this issue but can't seem to find the problem.

    If there are no programs open on the first monitor behind the game the taskbar won't appear. Even when I used to click off the screen onto the second monitor the taskbar would appear and now it's not.

    I've been through multitasking settings and taskbar settings, None of which have any options to fix my issue.

    Since the fresh OS install I've also noticed there's now another clock on my second monitor on the taskbar where as prior to the OS install there wasn't. The clock I don't care about but maybe there's some relation to it?

    Please help me rectify and solve this issue as it's driving me insane. Small problem but I'm hoping there's an easy fix...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       02 Sep 2016 #2

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  3. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       07 Sep 2016 #3

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