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#1
Specifically in games, I can alt tab out but not back in. It just stays like this:



Mostly happening with UT3 and sometimes TF2 as well. Any ideas?
 
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In XP, I've found I can't alt-tab in, or out of games. In game, I can Ctrl-esc to get out, then I have to click on the task bar to get back in.
 
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Just tried crtl-esc with the same results :(
 
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Thanks sap, I'll try re-installing CCC 9.2.
 

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Alt+Tab only works if there is something in the background to switch to. If there is nothing to switch to (the game that has focus is the only thing running), the command isn't executed.
 

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+1 I actually had that issue then figured out my error after a few minutes.
 
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Alt+Tab only works if there is something in the background to switch to. If there is nothing to switch to (the game that has focus is the only thing running), the command isn't executed.
Scratching head, going "duh"... ;)
 
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i always just use the windows key to get back to the desktop [pops up the start dealy, doesn't need anything to alt+tab to]
 
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i always just use the windows key to get back to the desktop
I do that too by accident a lot lol. Reinstalling CCC 9.2 seems to have fixed the problem :)
 
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Alt-Tabbing in & out of games does not always work. It can also crash games in some cases.
 
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#13
Alt+Tab only works if there is something in the background to switch to. If there is nothing to switch to (the game that has focus is the only thing running), the command isn't executed.
:confused: I can alt tab back even if i don't have another program to switch too.
 
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#15
Just found a really cool way to make alt+tab INSTANT!!!

In the launch options write the following: -windowed -noborder



This play exactly the same as fullscreen but now you dont have to wait 30 f*@!ing seconds to alt+tab back in!

Also you don't get the little purple/black checkered effect (only in Source games) from alt+tabbing in fullscreen.