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Taskbar not showing when alt-tabbing out of game

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    Taskbar not showing when alt-tabbing out of game


    I recently converted to Windows 8(.1) from 7. When I had seven I'd play games in windowed (borderless) mode and tab out to my other monitor. It left behind a taskbar at the bottom overlaying the game I was previously on. I found this actually kinda helpful. Now in Windows 8 it only shows if I tab to a program on the same monitor as the game, and not if I tab to a program on my other monitor. Is there any way to change this?

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    Hi bryang. Welcome to Windows Eight Forums.

    PM this member. He's one of the kings of multiple monitors. I'm sure he'll help you.

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Taskbar not showing when alt-tabbing out of game
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