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do you play in borderless window mode or full screen

do you play in borderless window mode or full screen

  • Full screen

  • Borderless window mode

  • Windowed mode


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BSim500

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Jun 5, 2013
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Normally full-screen. I only use Borderless for games that have issues with ALT-TABing. Don't think I've ever used Windowed (non borderless) outside of Solitare / Minesweeper.
 

Gryz

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Aug 28, 2010
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In the past I've seen issue with windowed-mode and borderless-mode. The gamma/brightness wasn't right. I've not bought an expensive monitor and a calibration tool so that my games can mess with the colors themselves. So I always play in full-screen mode.
 

Newbian

Lifer
Aug 24, 2008
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Fullscreen almost always as it's too easy to switch to desktop usually not to mention you will suffer a performance hit going in window mode usually.
 

cmdrdredd

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Dec 12, 2001
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Depends...there are games that have broken fullscreen modes and borderless window mode fixes it. Otherwise Fullscreen for SLI (when it's supported)
 

Aikouka

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Nov 27, 2001
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It depends on the game. If I find the game to be a bit taxing on the system, I might go fullscreen to boost performance a little bit. I did this for Assassin's Creed: Origins. However, in most games, I use Borderless Window.. especially if I have any need to go outside the game at some point (check a website, etc.).
 

bystander36

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Apr 1, 2013
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Since windowed modes force a form of V-sync, and SLI/CF isn't supported (not using it anymore), I've always used fullscreen except in a game where I need/want to alt-tab on occasion and it's an issue to do so.
 

quikah

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Apr 7, 2003
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100% prefer borderless window if the game has no issues with the mode. I really like to switch to desktop sometimes (look up something or switch audio tracks or switch youtube video), especially for multiplayer games I will switch to desktop between rounds. Very seemless switches. Fullscreen is really clunky when doing this. Especially with multi-monitor, several games I can just move my mouse cursor to my second monitor between rounds without any alt-tab.
 

Rifter

Lifer
Oct 9, 1999
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When i had only 1 monitor i always used fullscreen. Now that i run multiple monitors i prefer border less window mode.
 

EXCellR8

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Sep 1, 2010
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FS, unless there's some kind of visual anomaly or other issue with that mode. I can definitely see borderless window mode being useful for multi-monitor setups or in cases where you want to see diagnostics and/or performance metrics or something.
 

local

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Jun 28, 2011
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Similar to many others here I used to be full screen only until I got a second monitor. Now I use borderless if possible for easy use of the second monitor for video, music, web, etc.
 

b-mac

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I generally play in borderless fullscreen when I can get away with it, but there are certain games I find that can be finnicky and run much better in actual fullscreen. Borderless full screen works well for me when I am using a second monitor while playing.
 

bystander36

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Apr 1, 2013
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With multiple monitors,
Similar to many others here I used to be full screen only until I got a second monitor. Now I use borderless if possible for easy use of the second monitor for video, music, web, etc.
I guess I'm different than most of you. I hate to use borderless, especially when using 2 monitors. It allows your mouse to go past the borders of the game play, which can cause problems when moving your mouse off to the side.
 

local

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Jun 28, 2011
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With multiple monitors,

I guess I'm different than most of you. I hate to use borderless, especially when using 2 monitors. It allows your mouse to go past the borders of the game play, which can cause problems when moving your mouse off to the side.
That can be a problem but I really don't see it too often. I greatly prefer moving the camera by zooming or dragging the map. Edge scrolling feels so antiquated these days.
 

bystander36

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That can be a problem but I really don't see it too often. I greatly prefer moving the camera by zooming or dragging the map. Edge scrolling feels so antiquated these days.
There are other reasons to go towards the edge of a screen, such as targeting.
 

Stuka87

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Dec 10, 2010
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Full screen of course. I don't understand why does someone play on window mode.
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Why are you trying to advertise some site with your posts? This is against the forum guidelines.

As for the topic, I have never had a need to use borderless window mode. But there have been a few games that only have this, and don't have full screen, which is a bit annoying.
 

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