Volauvent
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How to avoid exiting a game to look at a forum or walkthrough (peek)

[Post New]by Volauvent on Jan 18, 10 5:04 PM
In Windows (sorry, I don't know Mac):

Press the Windows icon button found to the left of the spacebar on your keyboard.

This will automatically "tray" most games, meaning that the game window will reduce and go to the tray at the bottom of your screen.

The game will remain active in the tray while you surf, read forum messages, peek at a walkthrough, talk on the phone, or go fix a snack.

Simply click on the game in the tray and resume where you left off.

One of the few games I've been unable to tray is the Syberia series. But those games are so awesome that the annoyance of closing and opening the game is very small by comparison to the joy of playing.

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Diana_Mc
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Re:How to avoid exiting a game to look at a forum or walkthrough (peek)

[Post New]by Diana_Mc on Jan 18, 10 5:59 PM
Thanks for the tip! Alt+Tab worked for Syberia II. I didn't try it in Syberia.

I just finished Syberia II and they are awesome games. As mentioned previously, I used the walkthroughs a lot .

 
Volauvent
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Re:How to avoid exiting a game to look at a forum or walkthrough (peek)

[Post New]by Volauvent on Jan 18, 10 6:27 PM
Wow!

Thanks Diana!

I'll pass that one on.

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Arakhor
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Re:How to avoid exiting a game to look at a forum or walkthrough (peek)

[Post New]by Arakhor on Jan 19, 10 6:37 PM
Alt-Tab (to swap tasks) and Ctrl-Alt-Del (to bring up the task manager) are fairly widely known. Pressing the Windows key is slightly less well known

 
soblessed57
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Re:How to avoid exiting a game to look at a forum or walkthrough (peek)

[Post New]by soblessed57 on Jan 20, 10 10:44 AM
I used to know this,but forget which method I used the Alt +Tab or the Windows key.
I did this years ago when playing Baldur's Gate II: Shadows Of Amn and I kept the walkthrough open and minimized in my task bar while playing,so I could quickly switch between them.

I forgot how to do it,and I think it is such a great tip that I had to bump it up for those who may not know about it.


You really should put this in the Chit-Chat Corner forum to share with everyone IMHO!

Edited on 01/20/2010 at 11:10:53 AM PST


 
Mamalita
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Re:How to avoid exiting a game to look at a forum or walkthrough (peek)

[Post New]by Mamalita on Apr 8, 10 6:32 PM
Bump

 
Arakhor
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Re:How to avoid exiting a game to look at a forum or walkthrough (peek)

[Post New]by Arakhor on Apr 18, 10 11:34 AM
This doesn't actually work for every game. I tried it with Secret of the Lost Cavern and locked up my machine, but it does with most

 
 
 
 
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