Windows 10: How would I bind a key to change current on screen games?

Discus and support How would I bind a key to change current on screen games? in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; So I'm trying to play two games at once, I want to be able to alt tab between them with ease. How would I set that up? Thanks *Biggrin Fullscreen... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by DontDoThat21, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. How would I bind a key to change current on screen games?


    So I'm trying to play two games at once, I want to be able to alt tab between them with ease. How would I set that up?

    Thanks *Biggrin Fullscreen windowed games, too.

    :)
     
    DontDoThat21, Nov 6, 2015
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  2. BossDweeb Win User

    Why can't I disable default windows short-cuts?

    What game would use Alt+TAB as a command ? That would be crazy. Or are you saying you hit them accidentally

    in the heat of battle ?

    If a game does not have an option to re-bind keys you are out of luck, unless you can open the games configuration

    file in notepad and change the key binding there.

    Or, maybe you can use a controller so you can't hit the wrong combo when you get excited ?

    - Some keyboards have a key that allows you to disable the Windows key as this is the one most commonly hit in the heat of action.

    - You can also disable the Windows key through Windows, which will prevent most keyboard shortcuts, and accidentally minimising games.

    how-to-enable-or-disable-the-keyboard-windows-key



    - The reason you can't rebind Windows shorcuts is you would have to switch them back to default when you quit the game,

    or potentially cause issues due to the keyboard being out of whack, which could cause issues with software that uses keyboard

    shortcuts (including game 'macro' key bindings).

    I've never heard of it before (unless you are referring to the downloads in the MS article above, which I believe are just on/off Registry

    keys), but a 3rd part software to disable Windows shortcuts while playing the game is probably a safer and quicker optionthan changing the key binding (an automated Registry key on/off tool ? ).
     
    BossDweeb, Nov 6, 2015
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  3. Bind a keystroke to a key

    It depends on what your keyboard is and what the manufacturer provides. The search keyword is macro. For example, MS keyboards usually provide macro support via their MMKC software. Other manufacturers may provide similar functionality. Alternatively
    you may find that there are third-party packages which do the same thing more generically.
     
    Robert Aldwinckle on forums, Nov 6, 2015
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  4. How would I bind a key to change current on screen games?

    So here is what I did.. I used Razer Synapse software to bind ALT+TAB to just Alt.
    This sort of works, but sometimes it alt tabs to my browser. Would there somehow be a way to only have it alt tab between two active programs? Thanks
     
    DontDoThat21, Nov 6, 2015
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