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To switch between windowed and full screen mode in most games, do alt-enter. You may want to check with MSI Afterburner or GPUz what your GPU clocks go to in windowed mode (if they stay up at full 3D clocks or drop down to the middle clock as is common for windowed applications).
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You can also use the Windows key to break out of the mouse lock. I usually use that to control my music/YouTube/second game on the other screen. I've been multitasking like that with a small monitor, but my new Acer 1080p arrives soon.
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Depends heavily on game, Dirt 3 starts out main screen active other screens blacked out. ALT+ENT get me out and then if I ALT+ENT back in I am still locked into the main screen, but I can now at least see what is on my other screens, so I can monitor things.
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Originally Posted by WiLd FyeR View Post

Noob question - If by having 2 displays, can you be playing Sim City on one monitor and the 2nd monitor doing some other misc. stuff? Or once playing games your only stuck on that one screen?

 

I have 2x 1440p but I am planning to go back to one screen due to space limited and I find that 1440p single screen is enough of what I do. If it was 1080p monitors, it needs to be dual for me. I'm not as surround gamer nor any plan in the future.

 

But again, play games in Fullscreen Windowed mode if you want your mouse to be able to reach onto other screen. Some games might perform slower in Windowed mode + SLI CFX won't work in Windows mode.


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Wow.. Thanks Frog, Access and Jolly. That is extremely helpful. REP+
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