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Old 18-04-2009
FrozenLord
 
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Fullscreen games minimize to tray automatically

I've got a problem with my Vista Home Premium x64 and haven't found a
solution so far.
My PC started recently to minimize some games to the tray when I start
them.
Those games are:
- Sacred Gold
- Ghost Recon (inlcuding both addons)
- Tom Clancy's HAWX Demo
- Braid Demo

I can't figure out what's causing this...
The problem only started to occur recently - I don't know why. I
uninstalled everything I had installed recently, but to no avail.

My Specs are:
Windows Vista Home Premium x64 (all updates installed)
Core 2 Duo T7200
4 GB Ram
Comodo Firewall (latest version - deactivating/closing doesn't help)
avast Anti Virus (latest version - deactivating/closing doesn't help)

Any tips and / or clues would be much appreciated :-)
FrozenLord

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Old 19-04-2009
Adam Casada
 
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Re: Fullscreen games minimize to tray automatically

One idea I have - you might check the properties of the shortcut you're
using to run the games. If, in the "Shortcut" tab, the "run" option is set
to "minimized", change it to "normal window".
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Old 19-04-2009
FrozenLord
 
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Re: Fullscreen games minimize to tray automatically

Thanks for the tip but unfortunatelly, this isn't the case.

I'm still clueless about why this problem occurs :-(.

Some sites report, that Comodo is causing this or the Skype 4 Beta -
which I have both installed. But deactivating (or exiting) both - which
is recommended on those sites to solve those problems in 100% of the
cases - didn't do anything for me.
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Old 20-04-2009
Adam Casada
 
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Is there another program starting up at the same time that is demanding to
be switched to, therefore causing any other windows (i.e. your games) to
minimize?

I had the same problem on vista 32 with some games - the problem was coming
from the mouse which i changed recently...
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Old 20-04-2009
FrozenLord
 
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Re: Fullscreen games minimize to tray automatically

Unfortunatelly, it's neither the mouse (a Logitech RX1000) nor a
different app.
The PC idles when I start up the game and I don't see any app when the
game minimizes that would need my attention.
I've got a Logitech V470, too. So I tried using that mouse and it
didn't help :-(
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Old 03-05-2009
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Re: Fullscreen games minimize to tray automatically

I am having the same problem with my vista (ultimate 32 bit), and I also couldn't find a solution.

I have noticed that when I start some games, windows gives me a popoup that says that it had to change my visual theme to basic, not that it actually solves the problem... I have set my visual theme to windows basic my self to see if it helps and it doesn't.

I have read on some other forums that some people has started getting the problem after installing updates.
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Old 06-05-2009
FrozenLord
 
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I've reinstalled my machine and am using Vista x86 now.
Windows is 100% up to date and the problem hasn't happened again yet.
Vista changes the theme to Basic as soon as you start a fullscreen
game. As far as I know that's Vista's normal behaviour.

if anyone wants a quick solution
open the "failed full screen thing'
win+tab to it and right click it
it seems to work on mine
i have the same problem

oh but you need to assign a win+tab key to another key
like mine is set to left scroll
then you can scroll through and right click
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Old 26-06-2009
thomasbill
 
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I _-WAS-_ experiencing this same issue. When I ran games or full screen
applications that would become minimized. Eventually, after some
investigation I found that it was indeed skype causing this issue...

However, _*this_can_be_resolved:_

*_The solution is simple, and will work for all versions of vista... In
SKYPE, go to TOOLS>OPTIONS>GENERAL - and change the 'Visual style of the
window' option to 'classic windows'. This should resolve your issue,
worked for me.

As an extra measure, I also ensured that I set the windows application
setting to run the program minamized. To do this, simply RIGHTCLICK THE
SKYPE ICON ON YOUR DESKTOP OR START MENU > and choose PROPERTIES > and
then from the RUN drop down menu, choose: minamized.

I also had this problem, I just disabled Windows sidepanel and the
problem was solved...
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Old 27-11-2009
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Re: Fullscreen games minimize to tray automatically

[quote=FrozenLord;4366962]I've got a problem with my Vista Home Premium x64 and haven't found a
solution so far.
My PC started recently to minimize some games to the tray when I start
them.
Those games are:
- Sacred Gold
- Ghost Recon (inlcuding both addons)
- Tom Clancy's HAWX Demo
- Braid Demo

I can't figure out what's causing this...
The problem only started to occur recently - I don't know why. I
uninstalled everything I had installed recently, but to no avail.

My Specs are:
Windows Vista Home Premium x64 (all updates installed)
Core 2 Duo T7200
4 GB Ram
Comodo Firewall (latest version - deactivating/closing doesn't help)
avast Anti Virus (latest version - deactivating/closing doesn't help)

Any tips and / or clues would be much appreciated :-)
FrozenLord[/QUOTE

Hi There
I have had this problem for months and this morning I have at last hopefully solved it.
I have not been able to play any games, because as soon and i try to open them they minimize and as much as I click to open them fully, the go straight back in the tray!!!
This morning I turned of my SKYPE.
So far, so good. Every game opens straight away, first time.
I hope your problem turns out to be as simple as mine in the end.
And why didn't I think of this before!!!!!
By the way, My computer is Vista
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Old 17-05-2010
Gunslinger
 
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Re: Fullscreen games minimize to tray automatically

So I was having the same problem as everyone else. I was playing the sc2
beta and I like to turn off game the game's soundtrack and listen to
iTunes and turns out I was scrobbling to last.fm and that little addon
that was minimized to the lower right hand side of my taskbar was
causing the issue.
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