Windows: Minimize Full-Screen Games

Posted November 11, 2005 by gouthro in Games

The following tutorial describes how to minimize a full-screen game with out exiting.


You are in a game, such as Sims or Starcraft, and you need to minimize it. What is the quickest and easiest way?

Simply hit the Windows button on your keyboard which is located between Control and Alt.

This will bring up your Start menu and will minimize your game at the same time.

The game will stay minimized without any repercussions for most games. In some instances, this action will pause the game.

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