07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
Let say you are in your favorite FPS right. You straffe around the corner
with guns blazing and then you find yourself sitting at the Windows Desktop
with the game minimized.
Lets say your haing a game of Snooker. You swivel the cue around to get a
good shot and you find yourself at the Windows Desktop with the game
Its seems that any frantic action on my mouse will "ALT+TAB" out of the game.
Any ideas on how I can solve this???
07-09-2005, 10:40 PM
"SteveD" <SteveD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:67941064-4C83-469F-BCB3-E322C693D099@microsoft.com...
| Let say you are in your favorite FPS right. You straffe around the corner
| with guns blazing and then you find yourself sitting at the Windows Desktop
| with the game minimized.
| Lets say your haing a game of Snooker. You swivel the cue around to get a
| good shot and you find yourself at the Windows Desktop with the game
| Its seems that any frantic action on my mouse will "ALT+TAB" out of the game.
| Any ideas on how I can solve this???
Here are some solutions (and workarounds) to deal with the problem where games minimize to the Task Bar.
1. Install and/or play the game using an administrator account.
2. Keyboard software has been known to cause this problem. One player
posted that by un-installing their Trust Silverline Direct Access keyboard
software, all their games worked again without minimizing to the Task Bar.
3. Norton's AntiVirus (Internet Security) can cause the problem as well. The
workaround is to disable the program. To do so, right click it's Tray icon.
One person wrote: "I just went to the Norton Anti-virus options, and turned
off the Liveupdate auto update option. It worked like a charm for me."
4. One person wrote: "I finally found that if I open the command line, cd to
the directory, then type the program name, it works!!!"
5. Yet another workaround is to click the screen after you launch the game.
If the problem persists, please try these additional troubleshooting steps. :-)
The most common causes for that problem can be solved with
these few steps. If the problem persists after you've tried these,
please post back and we'll try some more solutions. Good luck! :-)
A. To see if it's a software conflict: Temporarily disable Startup
programs one at a time, starting with Firewall, Antivirus, and ad
blockers using: http://new.jtsoft2001.com/windows/startup.php
You can lookup what a program does before you disable it here:
B. Run a virus scan at: http://housecall.antivirus.com Afterwards
Download & Run Spybot from: http://security.kolla.de to find any
Trojans, Adware, or Spyware which could clog up your system.
C. Click My Computer / Rightclick the Drive & Choose Properties
/ Run the "Disk Cleanup..." / Next Click the "Tools" Tab and run
the "Error-Checking" and "Defragmentation" utilities.
D. Go to the Windows Update site for everything under Critical and
Recommended: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com Some games
require a patch: http://www.avault.com/pcrl/patches_list.asp?letter=a
E. Update DirectX and your Chipset, Sound, &Video Drivers:
For all Video / DirectX / Game and Hardware Issues, I have a
Checklist of Solutions at: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits/Video.html
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call / Contact
MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
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