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Hello

 

No in game issue as such, other than I cant seem to Alt+Tab to the desktop.

I can Alt Tab to open programs with wows running, but not the desktop.   

When watching online content or running other games there appears to be no issue with Alt+Tab seems to only be a wows thing.

Any ideas how to resolve this?

 

Edit

Previously its something I could do with the game open and no issue, never had a problem.

 

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win+M or win+D?

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Huh? You can never ALT-Tab to desktop unless you ALT-Tab then click bottom right. @Man_Over_bored
While in-game, ALT-Tab, then drag your mouse to the bottom right and click it, done. You obviously can ALT-Tab to other tabs that are opened but desktop is never an option unless you head down to the bottom right.

Or you do what F835 said. Or just do your usual ALT-Tab then drag your mouse down. 

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20 hours ago, HoChunHao said:

Huh? You can never ALT-Tab to desktop unless you ALT-Tab then click bottom right. @Man_Over_bored
While in-game, ALT-Tab, then drag your mouse to the bottom right and click it, done. You obviously can ALT-Tab to other tabs that are opened but desktop is never an option unless you head down to the bottom right.

Or you do what F835 said. Or just do your usual ALT-Tab then drag your mouse down. 

Huh nope.  Erm nope Ive never had to do that ever.   I actually have 0 clue what you mean  "head down to the bottom right".   For what? 

As i stated I've never had to do this previously.   Simply alt tab to desktop.

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Thanks for trying to help F835

Windows key + D = Nothing from the in game port screen

Windows + M  minimize or restore windows, like wise.

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Thanks for trying to help F835

Windows key + D = Nothing from the in game port screen

Windows + M  minimize or restore windows, like wise.

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Thanks for trying to help F835

Windows key + D = Nothing from the in game port screen

Windows + M  minimize or restore windows, like wise.

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Update

 

Seems to have been some issue with what screen mode I was using.

When I'd taken the screen shot, in game, both the Tabs image and Port looked fine, full screen top to bottom.  

No issues there to be seen.

 

The Tab screen (you can see it in the picture)  Shows a full screen, everything in the tab is on screen is visible and in place.

But once I pasted the screen shot into paint, that print screen shows a good portion missing off the bottom of the screen.

Erm.. thats not what my eyes were looking at when i took the print screen.

 

What I'd seen with my eyes, nothing cut off at all either in the Tab itself or regular port.

 

So now we have:

Print screen while holding Alt + Tab

paste into paint

When pasted that image shows the bottom of the Port is cut off.

TF 

Yet the Tab screen in that image shows the Tab itself revealing a full screen.

What I'd seen with my own eyes showed port was fine, nothing missing on the bottom at all or in the tab.

 

Erm...

So I go to messing around with settings. Changing window borderless etc and trying Alt +Tab after each change.

Note - I have never messed with the positioning of my screen monitor settings, or even had to in recent times in game prior to this.

Moreover why was this only in WOWs

Why was it only the bottom of the screen that wasnt screen captured..  If it was aspect ratio or something else the whole screen would be "scuffed".

If it was some weird aspect ratio, which i dont need to mess around with, then the top and sides would also be off screen, right?

But thats not what the image shows only the bottom is gone.

 

Thinking ok it might be a print screen issue with holding Alt+Tab take a screen shot at same time. 

I'd never tried a print screen while hold alt tab.

So time to experiment, never know it might just be that which caused the bottom of screen not to get captured, despite still showing on screen at the time the print screen was taken.

 

So back into wows

Only wows open

Press Alt +Tab  = everything looks fine on screen.

Still no Task bar showing

 

Ok

So what say if the task bar is there, but like the print screen image what if its off screen.

Commence random clicking at bottom of screen, particular focus to the bottom left trying to hit the "Start" on the task bar to make it pop up.

Nope, not happening.

Hmm.

 

Thats when i went to the settings. 

I try to stay out of settings, if its working dont break it - unless its like change audio or occasionally try a new aiming sight etc.

After changing each setting, some of which altered the resolution automatically. 

I found success with "Full Screen windowed" as for whatever freaking reason, can Now Alt and Tab Ok.  

I tried Alt + Tab as I'd make a change.

 

I dont know this whole thing seems rather bizarre.   Why would a display setting stop a Alt+tab at all - 0 logic.

Task bar wasnt off screen,  I'd checked for that at the bottom while trouble shooting, task bar as I'd searched for that, while holding alt + tab in port.

 

Yes I am more than highly aware, that changing resolution, or windowed mode in any shape or form should not affect the ability to alt +tab ,  as in much as why that would stop an Alt+Tab! in any mode!  - it makes no computer logic at all. 

I might Add I did IT for a couple of years and this is one the weirdest freaking issues I have ever encountered.

 

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