Microsoft plans to increase the amount of features for those who play on PC, but prefer games without full screen. The new version should arrive soon in Windows 11 and will allow users to use other programs while they are in the game, without having to reduce or close the title and without losing resources, such as HDR.
The vast majority of games run in full screen mode, taking up as much space as possible on the screen to offer the most immersion to the user. Sometimes this type of interface is not the best, especially if the player needs to monitor some software while playing the game.
In some titles, it is actually possible to run the game in a smaller window, without taking up the entire screen, but the decision on whether or not to offer the feature is up to the developer. Now, according to the documents released by Microsoft itself, Windows 11 should provide more options for those who prefer to play this way.
Windows 11 will maintain a variable refresh rate
According to the software giant, in the future update of Windows 11, the player will be able to keep some features in games that are not carried over to the operating system when the title is in a window. One of them is the automatic HDR mode, along with a variable refresh rate.
These features are already there for the full screen version of the game, but are disabled when the player places the game in a window – with or without borders. With the change found in Windows 11 test version 22557, game performance should not be affected when the title does not occupy the entire screen.
Windows 11 beta is already on its way to users within the Insider Program, which is responsible for evaluating new features before they are released to everyone running this operating system.
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