Advice 1: How to run the game in windowed mode

Many gamers prefer to play them in windowed mode. These include people who do not like to play at work when my boss isn't around. At the same time they run the game in windowed mode and switch the mouse to another window. Old games in windowed mode to play comfortably, because many of them don't have enough for modern monitors resolution.
How to run the game in windowed mode
Instruction
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The first method is the most primitive. Start the game, press Alt+Enter. Part of the toy responds to this combination, switching to windowed mode. Unfortunately, this part is not great.
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A more sophisticated way. Create a desktop shortcut of the game, if there is not. If the shortcut is available, you will operate with him. Click on the tab right button mouse, select menu "Properties" ("Properties" – for English version of OS). Fill in the line ' of the game "-window". For example:
It Was – "D:\Games\Data\Gothic.exe";

Was – "D:\Games\Data\Gothic.exe -window".
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Click on the "Apply" ("Apply") and exit. Now start the game via the edited shortcut. It is worth noting that some games continue to run in a window even if you remove the words "window". Here it is necessary to prescribe another inscription, namely the "full screen".
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The third way is inline. The fact that many modern games provide a windowed mode. You need only to activate the corresponding option in the game settings and everything.
Note
If your game started to slow down in windowed mode, switch to full screen mode. Perhaps your computer simply can't handle window mode. Because, oddly enough, resources the game consumes more in windowed mode than in fullscreen. The second cause of retardation the game in a window is the inability of the game to deal with your PC. The developer can not optimize or not to test the game in window mode.

Advice 2: How to run the game in windowed mode in Windows

In some cases it is convenient to run the game in windowed mode. For example, if you want to quickly switch between Windows or play old games, most of which do not support the large resolution of modern monitors. To switch to windowed mode in Windows operating system there are several ways.
How to run the game in windowed mode in Windows
Instruction
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Before you try different ways of running the windowed mode check if in a game of this setting. To do this, start the game and go to menu "Settings". Select "Video" and find the appropriate option. If it does not, you can try other options.
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Then start the game. After she is fully loaded, click on the keyboard simultaneously press Alt and Enter. As a rule, many games after that, go to windowed mode. If this method doesn't work, you will need to test the more complex options.
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Look on the desktop shortcut of your game. If not, then open game folder and find the file to start it. Hold down right-click and drag to your desktop. A menu will appear where you must select "Create shortcut". Also, you can simply right-click on the file and select "Create shortcut", then move it to the right place.
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Open the menu "Properties" for the shortcut of the game. Locate the "Object" that specifies the path to the game, select it and add to the end – window. For example, it was the value of: C:/Games/Counter-Strike 1.6 Condition-Zero/hl.exe and will be: C:/Games/Counter-Strike 1.6 Condition-Zero/hl.exe – window.
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Save the settings and run the game from the shortcut. If you want to run the game on full screen, then just delete the record. In some cases, the launch will still happen in windowed mode, to fix it write - full screen instead of window.
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Look for information about the windowed mode of your game on forums and sites dedicated to its settings and passage. Some games require you to enter special codes or commands, others have a special additional program to run in a window. In this case, be very careful. If you play in the online game, some of these tools can be aimed at stealing your login and password.
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