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Full screen or windowed mode?

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Hello, Can anyone advise the fors and against of running in Full screen or windowed mode please?

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Phil

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In fact 'full screen' is borderless windowed mode.

I don't see any performance impact so use 'full' for immersion


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1 hour ago, Beardyman said:

In fact 'full screen' is borderless windowed mode.

Sometimes. P3D uses borderless windowed mode but FSX uses genuine full screen. Many other games use proper full screen mode where pop-ups from other Windows apps won't appear.

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If running FSX then I have read of a memory leak if using full screen - which, of course, could lead to CTD's. When I run FSX I use the "Pseudo Full Screen Autohotkey Script" to allow me to run in windowed mode but it looks like full screen. The script is available in the AVSIM library: search for "Pseudo Full Screen Autohotkey Script"

I think this only applies to FSX or FSX:SE: I'm not sure if its relevant to P3D. Others may be able to clarify that for you.


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Rupert

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Thanks for your replies, does anyone know if or how it affects X-Plane running with Vulkan please?

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