Windows 10: Can't tab out when I'm in a game

Discus and support Can't tab out when I'm in a game in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; So, since friday, I can't tab out a game. ALT+TAB, Windows key doesn't work. When I close the game, 30sec later it works again. I try looking on the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Vyncent Joubert, Aug 14, 2022.

  1. Can't tab out when I'm in a game


    So, since friday, I can't tab out a game. ALT+TAB, Windows key doesn't work. When I close the game, 30sec later it works again. I try looking on the internet and nothing works. I try to contact Geek Squad and they told me they had a customer with the same problem today and they couldn't resolve the problem. I supposed its an update, but not sure. So if someone could help it would be appreciated.

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    Vyncent Joubert, Aug 14, 2022
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  2. Gaming and Random Crashes.


    Hi,

    After some research and failing to find any solution i`ve decided to find help, have a gaming laptop (don`t judge me) and it used to work pretty well, until the latest Witcher expansion, i would be gettting a DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION everytime i tried to start the game, some driver updates later and now i`m randomly getting the same BSOD so far i've tried.

    • Updating GPU Driver.
    • DDU the Drivers and do a clean install.
    • running sfc/scannow

    Unfortunately my internet time is limited and i couldn`t find any more steps.

    Any help would be appreciatted, and sorry for the bad english.
     
    BeardedBrazilia, Aug 14, 2022
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  3. Games cause the computer to freeze seconds after opening them for Windows 10

    Hi,

    Thank you for providing us the troubleshooting steps that you have performed.

    I suggest to run the game in compatibility mode by following the steps below and check if it helps.


    • Right click on the ‘Setup’ icon for the game and click on properties.

    • Under Compatibility tab, check the option for ‘Run in Compatibility mode’.

    • Select Windows 8.1 from the drop down list.

    • Click on Apply and then OK.


    Please revert with the result of the issue and we will be happy to help you.
     
    Guru Kiran G, Aug 14, 2022
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  4. Can't tab out when I'm in a game

    installing a game

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.
    We regret the inconvenience caused to you.


    Please try the steps given below and check if the issue persists:

    Step 1:

    I suggest you to right click on the game and try to run as administrator and check.

    Step 2: if that doesn't help I suggest you to install game in compatibility mode and check:

    Follow the steps below on how to install game in compatibility mode:

    1. Download the game from the manufacturer’s website and save it on your local disk.

    2. Right click on the setup file of the game and select “Properties”.

    3. Select “Compatibility” Tab.

    4. Place a check mark next to “Run this program in Compatibility mode” and select operating system from the drop down list.

    5. Let the game install and then check the functionality.

    Hope this helps.

    Thank you.
     
    Venkatesh1709, Aug 14, 2022
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