Full Screen Online Games - ALT-TAB not working

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ney2x, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. ney2x

    ney2x MDL Novice

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    As the title says, ALT-TAB is not working when I am playing online games (Crossfire -develop by SmileGate/Neowiz) and Steam-DOTA2. I just experience it when I upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. Is there a workaround on this? I don't want to go back to Windows 7 or 8 :(

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. CaffeinePizza

    CaffeinePizza MDL Junior Member

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    I usually use ALT+ESC for exiting full screen.
     
  3. sunilk

    sunilk MDL Member

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    some games may not support full screen in win 8.1 as the archetecture of windows is changed, you may use virtual os to play them by installing win 7 or xp.
     
  4. dback

    dback MDL Junior Member

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    I don't know if Crossfire 100% works, but Dota 2 should.
    What is not working?
    You press Alt+Tab and nothing happens?
    You press Alt+Tab and game crashes?
    Already tried reinstalling graphics driver?
    Also, what are your pc specs?
     
  5. ney2x

    ney2x MDL Novice

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    ALT+TAB doesn't show my desktop, it can't exit the game, I have to quit the game, but in Game Menu, AT+TAB is working.
    No the game doesn't crash.
    Tried with on-board GPU (Intel HD3000) and discrete (GTX 660), the same problem.
    PC Specs: Win8.1 update 1, ASUS P8Z68-V, Core i7 2600K, 16GB G.Skill DDR, Intel SSD RAID-0
     
  6. dback

    dback MDL Junior Member

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    Does Alt+tab works if you use Fullscreen (Windowed)?
    Also have you tried reinstalling the graphics driver (nvidia)?
     
  7. ney2x

    ney2x MDL Novice

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    Yeah, fullscreen windowed mode works. Nvidia driver I'm using is v340.52 and yes I already tried older Nvidia drivers.

    Anyways, I'm done with it. I think I will go back to Windows 8 or better yet Windows 7.

    Ohh before I forgot, I'm currently using Windows 8.1 U1 Enterprise x64, do you think it's because of this?