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Dual Monitors + Games Minimizing


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StealthSoul

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I recently got dual monitors and I haven't come around to trying to solve this issue yet.

When playing games (specifically Counter Strike Source), I would like to use the second monitor in order to browse the internet without the game minimizing so I know when a new round starts. The problem is, when clicking on anything on the second monitor - the game minimizes.

The only solution I've found so far is playing the game windowed, but having the blue bar at the top of the screen can get annoying, plus I lose a bit of the screen on the bottom and right (due to the start menu and the bars around the window).

This is a game I like playing with a full screen and full resolution, so unlike other games I play I do not want to play with a smaller window.

Is there a solution for this?
Can I use a program to somehow simulate the windowed effect so that the game takes up the whole screen, putting away the bars and the start menu but still behaves as if it is being windowed?

Thanks - Stealth
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Sorry good sir,

As far as I know there is no way around this. I've been looking for an answer to this problem for a while now.

Like you said, the only solution is window-ed mode. I suffer a drop in FPS when I do that. So I have no choice but to not click anything outside my main screen.

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That kinda sucks.. Oh well :) At least I can still watch stuff on the other screen!

Thanks a lot for the reply!
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