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#1 ManMadeGod

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:21 AM

My GW2 randomly minimizes sometimes.
I remember some other games have same issue due to some windows setting such as update check, sync local time with server etc.

But I have no idea how to prevent it in GW2.

Anyone has the same issue?

Or any suggestion?

Thank you very much.

#2 purpleapple

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:26 AM

did you try windowed fullscreen mode?

#3 Nox_Aeterna

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 06:46 AM

Do you also have this problem with other games?

If so then you should check what you have running on the background.

#4 Shatohjax

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 07:38 AM

I have had this hapen, think once so far with this game, but I played a couple other games and every once in a while they would minimize, luckly its not very often, can go weaks with out any thing hapening, is how rare it is.
I have often looked to see what im runing in processes, my problem is I realy have no idea what any of it is and relay dont want to just close things down, even tried to google some of them and that realy didnt help, they where ligit process that could be faked, and for me it was dificult to tell one or the other so i just dont mess with them.

#5 Zorpen

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:52 AM

That could be automated windows updates. If your pc downloads update which requires restart, some window on the bottom right will popup asking if you want to restart now or postpone.

#6 wyldie36

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:20 PM

Anyone figure out a solution for this, just started happening to me

#7 Kamatsu

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:35 PM

This happened to me for the first time yesterday. Was playing and the game just randomly minimized for no reason I can tell. No alerts, no popups, no windows updates, nothing to indicate why this was happening. I haven't had this happen with GW2 before. I have had a similar issue with WoW, but that hasn't happened in a long time now. I play on full-screen, not windowed mode, v-sync enabled.

Wonder if it has anything to do what video card & driver's? What card type and driver # are you using?

I'm using AMD/ATI HD5870 in CrossFireX, using the 12.11 beta drivers.

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#8 Biz

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

Are you lot 100% sure you are not just pressing the "Windows" key instead of Ctrl or Alt ? =)

#9 Mireles

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:44 PM

This started happening to me with beta catalyst 12.11... 12.10 is crap... reverted to 12.8 once again...

#10 IreneGR

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:59 AM

I have this problem as well. It started when I moved to another home, I guess I got something updated after having no internet access for one month.. Not sure. Got Catalyst driver 12.8 Any help?
Mireles, do you still have this problem after reverted to 12.8 ?

EDIT : It seems to happen generally, not only in GW2. For example typing on this thread, it stops typing like I am clicking on another window.. Can't explain it easy hope you understood. It also happened while I was not fullscreen on GW2.. I guess there is an another program running on the background and keep doing this, but can't figure it out.

Edited by IreneGR, 16 November 2012 - 06:05 AM.


#11 Leriel

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:58 PM

I had this because other application was grabbing focus.
The trick to find what app is grabbing focus:
1. After your gw2 minimizes, press alt+f4 immediately.
2. App which then closes was grabbing focus and making gw2 minimize.
It can be app that is in taskbar icons on the bottom right so pay attention

For me it was d-link wifi application.

(btw this is HUGE flaw in system design, user focus is holy and only thing that would EVER be allowed to grab focus should be system itself, not some application.. jesus get your heads out of your asses microsoft)

Edited by Leriel, 16 November 2012 - 01:00 PM.


#12 Resolve

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:33 PM

Are you using dual monitors and/or skype?

Skype can do it when you get added a call...




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