Windows 10: All games regardless of source crash on alt+tab

Discus and support All games regardless of source crash on alt+tab in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; All the games on my laptop from steam, microsoft store, ubisoft, etc crash if I press alt+tab or switch to a different program in any other way. This... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by BlueLagoon8951, Jul 14, 2021.

  1. All games regardless of source crash on alt+tab


    All the games on my laptop from steam, microsoft store, ubisoft, etc crash if I press alt+tab or switch to a different program in any other way. This has persisted through multiple restarts, a windows update, a clean nvidia driver install, and it happens no matter what game I'm playing or what program I switch to.I have a Ryzen 7 5800h, RTX 3070, 16GB RAM, and 1tb SSD. Definitely not a specs issue.

    :)
     
    BlueLagoon8951, Jul 14, 2021
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  2. Polarman Win User

    alt + tab not working

    Alt-Tabbing in & out of games does not always work. It can also crash games in some cases.
     
    Polarman, Jul 14, 2021
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  3. Alt + Tab = Crash

    Good evening,

    It appears that Windows 10 keeps crashing whenever I Alt + Tab out of a game and then attempt to go back in. When I Alt + Tab back in I'm met with a black screen. Then Windows 10 freeze and I can't do anything.

    Steps to reproduce:

    (1) Start game

    (2) Alt + Tab out

    (3) Do whatever in Windows 10

    (4) Alt + Tab back in

    >>>Black screen

    (5a) Ctrl + Alt + Delete to end process of game

    (6a) No clickable buttons in Windows 10 (can't even shut down)

    (5b) Ctrl + Alt + Delete

    (6b) Shut down (just spins indefinitely and doesn't actually shut down)

    This is a on a brand new copy of Windows 10 (not an upgrade). My current specifications are below:

    -5930K

    -MSI SLI Plus X99 Motherboard

    -16 GBs 2800 MHz RAM

    -2x NVIDIA Titan X GPUs

    -512 GB M2 SSD

    -1600w EVGA PSU

    Please advise on what is happening and if this will be fixed soon.
     
    David_Compart, Jul 14, 2021
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  4. All games regardless of source crash on alt+tab

    alt + tab not working

    Just found a really cool way to make alt+tab INSTANT!!!

    In the launch options write the following: -windowed -noborder


    All games regardless of source crash on alt+tab Capture122.jpg


    This play exactly the same as fullscreen but now you dont have to wait 30 f*@!ing seconds to alt+tab back in!

    Also you don't get the little purple/black checkered effect (only in Source games) from alt+tabbing in fullscreen.
     
    oli_ramsay, Jul 14, 2021
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