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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus DaftPunk's Avatar
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    Alt+Tab-ing

    Is there any way to setup the game so when you alt-tab,it doesn't pause ??

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    What game?
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    Play a different game.
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    I just have an opinion different to your own. Circle jerking is good for no one, be glad somebody isn't afraid to disagree with women on the internet.
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    No, you are literally the cancer that is killing gaming.
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    Totally depends on the game.

    I've found that usually if I can play a game in windowed mode (full) then it doesn't mind when I alt-tab. Otherwise it'll pause. That's just my experience though. Usually MMOs and competitive games won't either way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooop View Post
    What game?

    Lets say,PES13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaftPunk View Post
    Lets say,PES13.
    Play FIFA.
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    I just have an opinion different to your own. Circle jerking is good for no one, be glad somebody isn't afraid to disagree with women on the internet.
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    No, you are literally the cancer that is killing gaming.
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    Oh, sorry... did my dismissive one sentence posts not meet your approval? Surely you, of all people, who constantly makes dismissive one sentence posts, should appreciate them, ne? Maybe I should have gone with...

    "Foot-to-ball lol"

    "Play on console lol"

    or, "DaftPunk asking for help and expecting to get it lol"
    Quote Originally Posted by Hypernetic View Post
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    No, you are literally the cancer that is killing gaming.
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    Nobody's ever lost sleep over being called a cracker.

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    Oh no,forum justice-men is here to serve me the justice!

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    Alt tabbing is so 90's , i dont play anything these days unless it runs in windowed mode and lets me look at the bbc website while playing it to sate my attention deficit disorder.

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    Fullscreen windowed mode.

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    As Finicky suggested, try finding a fullscreen windowed or borderless windowed mode in the graphics settings. Simple Borderless Window for Skyrim has made my life so much easier.

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    For all those suggesting windowed - I thought running that instead of fullscreen om-nom-nom'ed performance? Or am I 10 years behind the curve?
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    Some games still pause if they lose focus in windowed mode, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny252 View Post
    For all those suggesting windowed - I thought running that instead of fullscreen om-nom-nom'ed performance? Or am I 10 years behind the curve?
    *Mashakos voice*

    Oh, you need performance to play these crappy console ports? Are you running Windows 3.1 lol? Any decent computer can run everything on max settings borderless windowed with no problems!

    /sarcasm off

    I never noticed much of a performance hit on borderless windows and some games even perform better for some reason.

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    Most games perform slightly less well. If you aren't pushing your computer to the edge of good performance without window mode, you'll probably only see a tiny bit more stuttering in window mode. If you're already at the edge, you might have trouble with window mode. There are certain games that, with certain graphics settings, run better in window mode.

    It's a all over the place. Utterly random. Check out tweak-guides and forums for the specific game. It's about all you can do.
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    Windows key-tabbing is way awesomer than alt-tabbing! :P

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    try googling: borderless windowed

    http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2675769

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    This should work:
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    If you have serious performance issues playing a game in windowed mode, make sure part of the game window isn't on a second screen. If its trying to render on 2 screens you'll get a big performance hit.

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