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[BUG REPORT] Games & Apps Run Windowed-Only


#1
There’s this one problem in Windows 8 that I cannot get hold of, nor can I find a registry hack that can fix the same. When you launch a game or an application from the Start Screen, it opens up just fine and full screen to the edges, like I've shown below:



Once I got tired of playing the game and thought of switching to check my mail just for a second, I pressed Alt + Tab and got out of there. When I come back into the game, it is forever windowed and cannot be turned full screen unless the game is restarted, like shown below:



And this doesn't happen just for games like Need For Speed, but it also happened to me for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.2:



See the title bar and the menu bar in the above image, that never came up for me when I was running Windows 7 Ultimate, it really sets the mood off when you’re editing photographs. The old clean, black-only and classic look has been diminished by Windows 8′s compulsory windowed mode rule.

Originally posted here: [BUG] Games & Apps Run Windowed-Only | Windows 8 Haven
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (Build 9200)
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    Dell Optiplex 320
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    Intel CPU Pentium E2140 1.60GHz Dual Core
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    Dell 0CU395
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    Kingston 4096 MB DDR2 RAM
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    Sparkle NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 - 2048 MB DDR3
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    Microsoft High Definition Audio Device
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    Dell 17” E178FP Flat Panel
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    1280x1024
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Brink

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#2
Hello Amruth,

You might see if you may be able to press F11 while in the window to see if you will be able to toggle full screen mode to help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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#3
Hello Amruth,

You might see if you may be able to press F11 while in the window to see if you will be able to toggle full screen mode to help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Nope, F11 doesn't do anything in-game, nor does any other Function Key =(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (Build 9200)
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 320
    CPU
    Intel CPU Pentium E2140 1.60GHz Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Dell 0CU395
    Memory
    Kingston 4096 MB DDR2 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sparkle NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 - 2048 MB DDR3
    Sound Card
    Microsoft High Definition Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 17” E178FP Flat Panel
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    150 GB Seagate Hard Drive Disk (Internal)
    1TB Seagate Expansion Hard Drive Disk (Portable)
    PSU
    Default
    Case
    Default
    Cooling
    None
    Keyboard
    Default
    Mouse
    Default
    Internet Speed
    512 kbps (average)

Mystere

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#4
Did you click the Maximize button next to the X? Your screen shot shows the window is not maximized.
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro
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    Intel i7 3770K
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    Gigabyte Z77X-UD4 TH
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    16GB DDR3 1600
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    nVidia GTX 650
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    Onboard Audio
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    Auria 27" IPS + 2x Samsung 23"
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    Antec SOLO II
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    Logitech MX
#5
Did you click the Maximize button next to the X? Your screen shot shows the window is not maximized.
The maximize button is disabled, and you can see that if you look closely at the screenshot. The maximize button is a bit faded, and hence doesn't do anything! :(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Enterprise Edition 64-bit (Build 9200)
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 320
    CPU
    Intel CPU Pentium E2140 1.60GHz Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Dell 0CU395
    Memory
    Kingston 4096 MB DDR2 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sparkle NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 - 2048 MB DDR3
    Sound Card
    Microsoft High Definition Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 17” E178FP Flat Panel
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    150 GB Seagate Hard Drive Disk (Internal)
    1TB Seagate Expansion Hard Drive Disk (Portable)
    PSU
    Default
    Case
    Default
    Cooling
    None
    Keyboard
    Default
    Mouse
    Default
    Internet Speed
    512 kbps (average)
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#6
How can fix it in windows 8 regedit, can you tell me ? I also have this problem !
 

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    windows 8
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    ASUS
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    I7 3930K
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    ASUS P9X79
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    2133 16GB
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    GTX680

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