How To Run Games In Full Screen Mode On Windows 10

With each build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview a lot of bugs are quashed, but inevitably a lot of new problems rear their heads as well. With Build 10074, we saw some users experience the dreaded blank screen at login, while others got a non-activated version of Windows 10 for no apparent reason. We are hopeful that these issues will be addressed soon by Microsoft, as they seem to be aware of both. Another bug MS acknowledged with the latest release is the inability to run games in full screen mode On Windows 10. Some users might be fine with playing a game in a maximized (but not full screen) window, but you must admit that it takes something away from the whole experience. If you can’t bear playing GTA with borders around it, there is a way you can make it go full screen without having to uninstall Windows 10 Build 10074.

Unlike most Windows 10 fixes we have covered so far, the solution to running games in full screen mode on Windows 10 doesn’t involve the registry editor. All you need is some working knowledge of the OS, and the ability to control the task manager.

Games In Full Screen Mode On Windows 10


Steps To Run Games In Full Screen Mode On Windows 10

  1. Launch the game’s EXE. Make sure you are running the game just the way you normally do, even if the screen display comes out to be wrong. It is likely that you will see the game pinned to the task bar, and in a minimized window. This is completely to be expected, and should not hinder you from performing the next steps.
  2. Right-click the task bar to open task manager, or use the trusty, old CTRL+ALT+DEL command.
  3. Go to the ‘Applications’ tab in task manager and locate the entry for the game you ran in step 1. Right-click this entry.
  4. From the resulting menu, choose the ‘Go to process’ option.
  5. On the game’s process, hit the ‘Switch To’ option.
  6. Select full screen mode, if that option presents itself.

For some users, this method doesn’t work but most have termed it to be effective. To avoid a failure, make sure that you perform the above steps quickly before the process gets unresponsive.

Being able to run games In full screen mode on Windows 10 might not be too important for some, but anyone who is a serious gamer is sure to find the above tip useful.