Windows 10: Active programs/windows are deactivated and full-screen games are minimised to desktop

Discus and support Active programs/windows are deactivated and full-screen games are minimised to desktop in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; Hello, as stated simply in the subject, active programs are deactivated and full-screen games are minimised to desktop, once per boot-up. I've read... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Gonzalo Araya Gómez, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Active programs/windows are deactivated and full-screen games are minimised to desktop


    Hello,


    as stated simply in the subject, active programs are deactivated and full-screen games are minimised to desktop, once per boot-up. I've read related issues and I must add that this is not random, it happens once after certain amount of time while running a game, either windowed or full-screen. I must recognise that it might be two different problems; the one deactivating windows and the one minimising full-screen games but both happen after a fixed period of time so my guess is that it isn't. Also, it's not a malware-related issue, since I've had my antivirus run full searches. I've read that it could be a problem with Full Screen Optimisation feature of Windows 10 but I really don't understand how it could be.


    Windows 10 Home Single Language 64-bit

    TUF Gaming FX505DU

    AMD Ryzen 7 3750H with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx (8 CPUs), ~2.3GHz

    NVIDIA GeForce 1660 Ti

    8192MB RAM

    DirectX 12

    :)
     
    Gonzalo Araya Gómez, Nov 5, 2019
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  2. Game minimising in Windows 10

    I recently built my own PC over the winter season which I had an unactivated copy of Windows 10 on for about a week or two which was working fine. I then activated the software and now I seem to be encountering a problem where most games that I am playing
    (mainly from steam) keep minimising at arbitrary times while I play.

    I was following many of the steps from Full-screen game keeps minimizing in Windows 10? Here's how to fix this issue

    Which claimed that following these 10 steps would "Fix" the problem:

    1. Check GPU drivers
    2. Kill background applications
    3. Disable Game Mode
    4. Disable Action Center notifications
    5. Run as admin and in a different compatibility mode
    6. Give game’s process a higher CPU priority
    7. Disable dual-GPU
    8. Scan for viruses
    9. Update Windows
    10. Show taskbar on all displays for multi-display setup
    I have tried a few of these steps (1,2,3,8,9) with no luck! Just wondering if anyone else has had and found a solution to this problem, any info is appreciated.
     
    Eoin Rasmussen, Nov 5, 2019
    #2
  3. BossDweeb Win User
    FULL SCREEN APPS AND GAMES KEEP MINIMIZING TO DESKTOP WITHOUT ANY REASON IN WINDOWS 10

    "When i do nothing and the desktop screen is there on my computer, something just pops up and get closed in just a second.... "

    Something that is not related to a program you are running which just pops up on the desktop, and diapears again is another

    issue to games minimising, but whatever is causing this popup is probably what is causing the games to minimise.

    "when i tries your method by opening a full screen game such gta.... it just minimised after some seconds"

    Which of the GTA games, and what brand and model graphics processors does your machine use ?

    How far does the game get before it minimises ? Does it minimise after the setup screen loads, or after starting the game play ?

    Are you able to get the game running again by clicking on the games Taskbar button to maximise it again ?
     
    BossDweeb, Nov 5, 2019
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  4. Active programs/windows are deactivated and full-screen games are minimised to desktop

    Activesync causeing programs to deactivate/activate

    When I connect my phone to my computer it performs the sync fine, but if I leave it plugged in and go to another window and try and do some thing the window will be active for about 10-15 secs and then deactivate for about 2 seconds ( the program screen
    flashes) and it keeps doing this until I unplug my phone. I have windows firewall turned of but it doesn't seem to help. Any suggestions?

    I have a HTC touch pro phone.
     
    Isaac_olson, Nov 5, 2019
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