I have the following problem while playing some (Bethesda) games, if i set the game to fullscreen (non-windowed).

In the upper right corner of the screen, it looks like there is the regular " windows-window" border quickly blinking. Its's always the upper right corner (the three buttons your normally see in a window plus some extra empty space) and it annoys me to no end. It looks as if the game is trying to switch between fullscreen and windowed mode. I have only encountered the problem with bethesda games so far. I find it very hard to explain what exactly happens, but I hope some of you have encountered the same and know a solution

The card I am using is a Sapphire hd 7850

As far as I know, I am running the latest drivers for this card.

I do have some Rainmeter widgets on my desktop

  • press alt + enter keys may fix it.
    – TZHX
    May 27, 2013 at 13:16
  • can you be more specific? what is your video card? are your drivers updated? Skyrim is known to glitch in some drivers. Also do you have some gadget on screen that tells you your CPU,RAM,GPU,etc usage?
    – Celta
    May 27, 2013 at 13:16
  • I got that too with Skyrim and other Bethesda Games, I know what you mean. But I don't think that is fixable. One could try to set a different windows style for the game window by sending some WinAPI messages, but that would require further examination and I don't have Skyrim installed atm.
    – user28015
    May 27, 2013 at 13:19
  • you could also try alt - tab out and back in to your game. This fixed the problem a few times for me. May 27, 2013 at 13:30

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Yea...this happens when you possibly play the game on the lowest resolution it can be easily solved be pressing alt + tab, or windows key + tab, then it take you off the game screen to your home destop.Once there click on the skyrim icon to go to the game again,of this doesn't work alt+enter will surely solve it.

  • Well, I play on 1920x1080..
    – Gutanoth
    May 27, 2013 at 18:56
  • What's your full resolution May 27, 2013 at 20:27
  • i believe i have a 1920x1080 monitor, or i might be misunderstanding the question
    – Gutanoth
    May 27, 2013 at 20:35
  • Ok....when you launch skyrim,with the laucher, what resolution do you pick,to start the game May 27, 2013 at 20:45
  • i pick 1920x1080
    – Gutanoth
    May 28, 2013 at 5:08

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