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I was wondering if its possible, that I have a game open on my main monitor, and when I want, I can pause the game, and move the mouse to the monitor with my web browser, without doing alt-tab or switching out of the game. because as I'm playing borderlands, I want to be able to do things while its loading and stuff, but by the time I alt tab, the game minimizes so I can't see the status of the game, and it wastes like 4 seconds to minimize and reinitialize my monitors. thanks!
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I still don't think it's possible, I've had the same issue for years and AFAIK its windows and fullscreen 3d and can't be changed. The only solution it to run the game windowed and maximised.
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I was wondering if its possible, that I have a game open on my main monitor, and when I want, I can pause the game, and move the mouse to the monitor with my web browser, without doing alt-tab or switching out of the game. because as I'm playing borderlands, I want to be able to do things while its loading and stuff, but by the time I alt tab, the game minimizes so I can't see the status of the game, and it wastes like 4 seconds to minimize and reinitialize my monitors. thanks!
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ahahah so it isn't possible I'm assuming? :c sad day.
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I still don't think it's possible, I've had the same issue for years and AFAIK its windows and fullscreen 3d and can't be changed. The only solution it to run the game windowed and maximised.
I will autohide the taskbar and play windowed! lol but I wonder if its possible still.
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The only way (as far as I know) is to play windowed and alt tab. That way, the game is still "open" but your focus is on a different window/monitor.
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I will autohide the taskbar and play windowed! lol but I wonder if its possible still.
You could be OK with a single card, I've had SLI and Crossfire and taken an FPS hit running windowed
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I think there is some command that involves the windows key, but I am not positive and too lazy to look it up.
    
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Use a hardware KM and two computers!

The way I do it is I have a wireless mouse connected to my secondary computer and just switch hands for basic web browsing.

However, for a practical approach, windowed mode is most likely your best chance.
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