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Delay while entering and exiting fullscreen games

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro

    Delay while entering and exiting full-screen games


    I've been having this problem since upgrading to Windows 8 (fresh install) and never had the issue while using Windows 7 where switching between desktop and full-screen games was almost instantaneous. I get this delay when I exit and enter full screen games. It's happened all of them so far, including Left 4 Dead 2, World of Warcraft, Sid Meier's Civilization 5 and Magic The Gathering 2013.

    Here's a video that shows what's happening:
    Last edited by PSBJ; 18 Nov 2012 at 12:52.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro


    L4D2 has somehow been fixed. Not sure if it was a hotfix or something else.
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  3. #3


    Cheshire, UK
    Posts : 66
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64x /Windows 8 Professional 64x


    Windows 8 compatibility obviously, just have to wait for updates, or run the games in compatibility mode for 7.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by MrNeeds View Post
    Windows 8 compatibility obviously, just have to wait for updates, or run the games in compatibility mode for 7.
    I tried running it in compatibility mode, but that doesn't fix it.
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Delay while entering and exiting fullscreen games
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