Full screen Games minimizing to Desktop randomly in Windows 10

We all want to play and enjoy our video games on Windows 10, but that can be difficult if we’re unable to play in full-screen mode. It’s a problem a lot of users have faced and are still facing, but luckily, there are ways to get everything under control.

A single solution might not work for everyone since folks tend to have different computers with different specifications. Like most of our problem-solving sessions, we’ll talk about multiple ways the full-screen bug can be fixed.

Games minimizing to Desktop

If your full-screen games are randomly minimizing to the Desktop in Windows 10, see if any of these 5 suggestions help you stop this and fix the problem. We’re certain at least one of the forthcoming options will work, so don’t worry about it, you’re in good hands. But before you begin, make sure that you have updated Windows 10 as well as the Game itself to the latest version.

Run a malware scan

It’s safe to say that many computer issues have been caused by a hidden virus or malware, and as such, the same could be happening here.

Now, to perform a scan using Windows Defender, simply click on the Start icon, navigate to Settings, then click on Update & Security > Windows Defender. To perform a scan, launch the program and select Virus & threat protection > Advanced Scan > Full Scan, and finally click on the Scan button.

After the scan is complete, try the game again to see if the issue has been solved. If not, well,  move on to our next solution.

Disable Notifications

You may need to disable Action Center and other notifications which may be causing an interference. This post will show you how to customize Notifications.

Disable Game Mode

Games minimizing to Desktop

Game Mode is a feature in Windows 10 that tries to free up resources and give it to any game that is running. It’s not proven to work, but gamers use it anyway in hopes to gain the best possible experience.

Chances are, you’re using Game Mode right now, and it might be causing the full-screen bug. To disable it, press the Windows Key + G, then select the Settings icon. Next, you’ll just need to untick the Game Mode box to turn it off.

Update Graphics drivers

When it comes down to updating your graphics card driver, it’s a simple affair, to be honest. Just click the Cortana or Search button and type, Device Manager. When it comes up, select it, then proceed to search for the name of your card.

The next step is to right-click on the driver, then choose Update Driver from the options. Finally, select “Search automatically for updated driver software.”

Finally, disable Wermgr.exe

Press the Windows Key + R to bring up the Run program. From there, type services.msc into the box and select OK.

The next step, then, is to scroll down to Windows Error Reporting, double-click to edit, and select Disable from the drop-down menu.

Restart your computer and from there, you’re good to go.

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