I've been playing Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 specifically, and I noticed that every single time a screen appears with "Loading..." in the corner, it momentarily "hangs" my computer, at least that's what is seems like. This also happens when TF2 is "Requesting server information...". I can hit Ctrl + Alt + Delete to get to the Windows 8 actions menu, and after that if I click the back arrow and Alt + Tab to the Desktop, I can interact with the taskbar but I can not use my mouse to interact with the rest of the screen. Using the keyboard works, though. It seems like these games create an overlay of sorts, which - while it's hanging - prevent any and all actions with my mouse outside the taskbar.
I'm using Windows 8 right now, but this happened in Windows 7 as well.
How can I get rid of this overlay or get these games to run hang-free?
My computer specs are:
- Processor: Intel Pentium Dual E2180 2GHz
- Memory: 4GB
- Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT 2GB
- Hard Drive: SAMSUNG HM400JI ATA (400GB)