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Old 2012-07-10, 08:50 AM   [Ignore Me] #1
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Alt-Tabbing Efficiency


Has anyone seen any video or any information about alt-tabbing out of the game? I really hope it isn't like COD: MW3 for the PC where it doesn't even allow you to alt-tab out of their game. I also want to be able to alt-tab and not have to worry about my game crashing or have to wait 2 minutes for it to unfreeze like TF2 used to be.
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Old 2012-07-10, 08:54 AM   [Ignore Me] #2
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peronaly i am hoping for a fullscreen windowed mode, very hanndy in any game i find.
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Old 2012-07-10, 08:55 AM   [Ignore Me] #3
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I want a borderless, fullscreen windowed mode. It seems that almost all new games have that feature. It's really nice.
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Old 2012-07-10, 08:55 AM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Originally Posted by mintyc View Post
peronaly i am hoping for a fullscreen windowed mode, very hanndy in any game i find.
That would be cool. Unfortunately I'd probably get frame loss if I were to run the game like that.
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Old 2012-07-10, 08:57 AM   [Ignore Me] #5
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That would be cool. Unfortunately I'd probably get frame loss if I were to run the game like that.
i think they wont put in windowed mode just for the thing u already mentioned...the framedrop.
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Old 2012-07-10, 09:00 AM   [Ignore Me] #6
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Bf3 had a fantastic alt+tab thing when it first launched - it never crashed and it was instantaneous. Even alt+f4 worked flawlessly. Then they patched the game a bit and 50% time alt+tab crashed the game and it was nowhere near instantaneous when it worked. even alt+f4 stopped working properly..

"I want a borderless, fullscreen windowed mode. It seems that almost all new games have that feature. It's really nice."

^this would be sweet..
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Old 2012-07-10, 09:44 AM   [Ignore Me] #7
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BF3 alt-tab works flawlessly for me, use it all the time to set up music between matches. I'm on kind of a newer rig though, if that matters. I'm... not surprised, more amused by the fact that CoD won't let you alt-tab. What a PoS game :-P
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Old 2012-07-10, 10:02 AM   [Ignore Me] #8
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Use multimonitor support and I will have to alt tab less....
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Old 2012-07-10, 10:15 AM   [Ignore Me] #9
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After playing Dota2, which has terrible alt-tab support, I'd like to say that I really hope Forge Light has good tabbing support.

On that note, isn't Forge Light already deployed in EverQuest 2? So, you could just ask them how well alt-tabbing works.
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Old 2012-07-10, 10:18 AM   [Ignore Me] #10
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I hope you can easily minimize from alt+tabbing in fullscreen, I can't stand the way fullscreen borderless uses my monitor's brightness instead of the game's. Plus in a game with good graphics and 2000 people I don't want frame drops.
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Old 2012-07-10, 11:40 AM   [Ignore Me] #11
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With as much talk of the metagame they have been bringing up one would hope so. Not to mention the heavy use 3rd party voice chat, etc. I would think alt-tabbing would be a big consideration during development. Let's hope so...

I also wonder about the use of a second monitor. Some games let you have a second screen active, while others black it out.
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Originally Posted by TazmamzaT View Post
That would be cool. Unfortunately I'd probably get frame loss if I were to run the game like that.
If a game uses the full-screen window there is a slight performance penalty, and also an additional frame of input lag in Windows 7.
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Old 2012-07-10, 11:49 AM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Originally Posted by CyclesMcHurtz View Post
If a game uses the full-screen window there is a slight performance penalty, and also an additional frame of input lag in Windows 7.
Well it definitely looks like I won't be using windowed mode, if it is in. What about alt-tabbing though, is that going to be an issue?
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Old 2012-07-10, 11:49 AM   [Ignore Me] #14
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Wait, if you ran full window with multiple monitors wouldn't you run into a mouse runover issue? Anytime I have done this it never fails I will lose window focus during a frantic firefight because my cursor ran to the adjacent screen. :/
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Old 2012-07-10, 12:00 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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