How do I stop fullscreen games from minimizing when I click on another window on my second monitor?

by Conjo   Last Updated September 17, 2017 14:01 PM

I am trying to play a game that doesn't have a borderless window mode, and I don't want to use the normal windowed mode on the game.

I use two monitors, one as a large main monitor, and one as something to keep track of chats, wikis, and the like. Most games I play have an option to keep the full-screen game on top (borderless window mode) while I play, but, for the games that don't have this feature, it can be pretty frustrating.

Is there any way to force the game to stay maximized if I click on my second monitor?



Answers 2


Many games can be set to "borderless window", "windowed borderless" or something similar in the graphics settings. After you set it, the game will still be using the entire screen, but it will be considered a regular window by the OS. I think this can prevent the game being minimized when you click in the second screen.

user169862
user169862
November 17, 2016 02:43 AM

Add the following line:

export SDL_VIDEO_MINIMIZE_ON_FOCUS_LOSS=0

to the file /etc/environment and reboot after that.

gunix
gunix
September 17, 2017 13:30 PM

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