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Just a small query. Why is it that new games do not implement the windows button. Older games let you tap the windows button and it would minimise the screen instantly so you could browse the net or do anything else on your computer. Now if you hit it either it does not work, meaning that you have to close the whole game then come back to it later, or it takes a LONG while to minise then pop up again usually resulting in a crash.

So whats the deal?
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Alt + Tab? And yeah they should put it in sigh... I have some button here on G15 that can enable / disable that button
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because 90% of gamers complain about it as they normally use ctrl for speech or crouch
and would often hit the windows key and then die in game.
    
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Originally Posted by ghettogeddy View Post
because 90% of gamers complain about it as they normally use ctrl for speech or crouch
and would often hit the windows key and then die in game.
What he said. It was more of a nuisance than an aid. Just use Alt-Tab to flip in and out.
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I have always used ctrl for crouch and never once hit the windows key by accident.
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Originally Posted by Lefty67 View Post
I have always used ctrl for crouch and never once hit the windows key by accident.
Lol same
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post #7 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghettogeddy View Post
because 90% of gamers complain about it as they normally use ctrl for speech or crouch
and would often hit the windows key and then die in game.
Very good point. I know a lot of people that always accidentally press it in game.

Its also not in a good position to be used for something else like a custom keyboard config.
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post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by Lefty67 View Post
I have always used ctrl for crouch and never once hit the windows key by accident.
Try gaming on a laptop
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post #9 of 25
Some games allow borderless fullscreen windowed mode, which makes flipping in and out of games so much easier. Valve does this perfectly
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post #10 of 25
I'm glad it's gone. I've lost count of how often I've bumped that SOB accidentally and crashed the game.

It always happens in games that don't alt tab, either, like Fallout 3/NV.

I usually rip my windows keys out. If I want out I'll hit alt tab.
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