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Multitasking while playing Desktop game?

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    Multitasking while playing Desktop game?

    Is there anyway I can make it so that I can still switch between apps while playing a fullscreen Desktop game? (ones that aren't from the Windows 8 store)

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    Posts : 154
    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit

    Hello The Destroyer, and welcome to EightForums,

    When playing a game in full screen, the only way (that I'm aware of) to multitask is to use "ALT + TAB" to switch between running programs.
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    Windows 10 Pro (x64)

    Yes, I tend to do this all the time. The game has a option for windowed mode which allows you multitask like StarCraft II but just need the hardware to run multiply things. Sometimes its windowed mode without borders.

    If the game does not have it in the options then your out of luck but most modern games do have it.
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