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sinjigalep
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Radeon overlay minimizing some full-screen games

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Computer Type: Desktop

GPU: radeon r9 280x

CPU: intel core i5 4570

Motherboard: ASRock H87 performance

RAM: DDR3 2x4, 2x8 GB

OS: Windows 10

GPU Drivers: 18.7.1

Problem: When I press alt+z to open the ReLive overlay (or even alt+r for the Radeon overlay) some fullscreen apps will minimize and some will stay focused. I'm using a 2 monitor setup and I noticed that while in fullscreen some games allow me to click on the other screen while still staying focused, while some minimize when I do so, from the game's I've tested this with, all the games that stay focused when I click on the other monitor stay focused when I press alt+z while the ones that don't all minimize when I press alt+z for the overlay.

I've made a clean install of Windows 10 and the graphics drivers before this started happening.

I've tried completely removing the drivers with DDU and installing the recommended 18.5.1 version and nothing changed.

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goodplay
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Re: Radeon overlay minimizing some full-screen games

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Could 'Focus Assist' and/or 'Fullscreen Optimization' be causing a conflict ?

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pokester
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Re: Radeon overlay minimizing some full-screen games

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Try opening radeon settings and having it on the monitor the game launches on and see if that helps.

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sinjigalep
Adept I

Re: Radeon overlay minimizing some full-screen games

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It doesn't change anything.

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pokester
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Re: Radeon overlay minimizing some full-screen games

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I have many times had different overlays conflict. If you are using steam/origin/discord etc. overlay maybe disable them with this game and see if that helps.

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sinjigalep
Adept I

Re: Radeon overlay minimizing some full-screen games

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I've disabled the steam overlay and all of the games that minimized still do.

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pokester
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Re: Radeon overlay minimizing some full-screen games

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Has this behavior always been there? Did it show up after updating a driver or other system updates?

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sinjigalep
Adept I

Re: Radeon overlay minimizing some full-screen games

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It started after I reinstalled the drivers after formatting the drive, before it was strangely just the opposite, the overlay didn't work with some of the games that work now, but worked normally for most of the games that re getting minimized now.  I had the 18.7.1 version before formatting, so it's the same update.

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pokester
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Re: Radeon overlay minimizing some full-screen games

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You might try going to an earlier driver just to determine if it is the newer driver or not. Some times games are just flaky, but if it worked and now doesn't that's odd. You can also open a support ticket on this with AMD so they know about this and possibly they might offer advice: Email Form

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sinjigalep
Adept I

Re: Radeon overlay minimizing some full-screen games

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I just noticed that the games that tab out don't really seem to be fullscreen, they act like other fullscreen games, since they actually stay minimized when I tab out of them until I tab back into them and don't pop back up when I minimize another window like borederless windowed games like to do. But I don't get the short black screen on my monitors  when tabbing into these games like with other fullscreen games, but instead, they just pop up seamlessly

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sinjigalep
Adept I

Re: Radeon overlay minimizing some full-screen games

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I'll open a ticket, it could just be the games, but it would be weird if I somehow didn't notice half of my games doing that before.

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