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.


  • I don’t think you are thinking of Windows 10. None of what you wrote is anything like what I get if I start Task Manager in Windows ten.

  • Well I dont know for you guys but on my Windows 10 there are no ”Applications” tab in task manager. But there is an app history tab… witch is useless since the games you start usually appear in the process tab.
    So watcha gonna do. (Ex. LoL) 1. You open the client 2. when game starts(goes to full screen) go back on desktop manually. 3. Go in process tab(Apps subcategory) you will see 2 icons one for the client one for the full screen’d game. 4.expand if needed icon that manages the full screen window. 5. right click and select ”bring to front” option. Worked for me I think.

  • Here whats your going to do to play the game on full screen; Intel pentium

    1. First update your intel graphics driver

    2.Right click on a blank space on the desktop,,,, click display setting,,,,under the display setting scroll down and click on advance display setting

    3.Change resolution to 800*600…apply and keep the changes and and scroll down and click on display adapter properties
    Under the display adapter properties click on intel @graphics HD control panel and change scaling to Full screen apply and exit back to advance display setting and change the resolution back to the pc is 1366*768..chosose yours,,,
    4. MAJOR STEP;then again go back to display adapter properties click on intel @graphics HD control panel and change scaling to Full
    click on the graphics properties down there and click on display once the intel graphics panel has loaded then click on overide application setting and apply the changes
    5. start the game it should be okay.,.,.,/.

    • Thanks I have been trying for ages to get this working properly, finally it does, it was the “override application setting” step which was needed.

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