Originally Posted by coelacanth
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With your fix does the game run in windowed mode?
Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared
Has anyone stated this?
Turn Windows Aero theme to basic, that should solve your problem.
I had this problem using a 17 inch screen to monitor temps and usage while gaming, the solution was as simple as changing the theme to basic.
Yep it's windowed. Maybe I took the long way around to get there but I wasn't seeing any other way. Played with it a little more last night and then tried Balla'ds suggestion of going to basic theme. Both work but both seem to have their own problems.
Windowed mode cut GPU usage on one of my cards and cost some FPS but using the dual screens was pretty seamless and I had the FPS to spare. In the menu screen while dead or before starting a round I could just roll the mouse on over to the other screen. In game while alive mouse locked into the main screen and I had to hit alt,enter or shift,tab before freeing up the mouse. No big deal and probably preferable.
Using the basic theme method is probably preferable for hardcore gaming and monitoring temps etc.. IMO. GPU usage & FPS was normal. Switching between screens was glitchy though with flashing black screens and just pretty annoying to use. For just having afterburner or some other program running on the other screen without switching between them this looked like the way to go.
For the OP's original request I did try playing a movie + gaming while in windowed mode. It worked, distracting and having sound from both playing threw my headphones at the same time was really distracting but it worked. LOL. Didn't try it the other way...