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I'm looking for a way to run Guild Wars in a borderless fullscreen window (like recent Valve games allow), since running it windowed makes it play much nicer with a second monitor, but I'd rather not waste screen space on a titlebar.

I've tried the autohotkey script suggested in this question, but it doesn't work for Guild Wars, which I'm guessing needs some extra help.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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  • this question is missing a link, I think? Commented May 30, 2011 at 18:59
  • Oh, oops. Sorry about that. Fixed.
    – Zxaos
    Commented May 30, 2011 at 22:59
  • If all else fails, you could run it fullscreen on a VM on one screen and do other stuff on the other screen, outside the VM :)
    – Aerus
    Commented Sep 23, 2012 at 13:20
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    @Aerus I suppose, although that seems pretty extreme. And resource hungry. And also requires another windows key for the VM. Probably not worth it just to get rid of window decorations.
    – Zxaos
    Commented Sep 24, 2012 at 14:38
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    Voting to leave open. Not having an answer is not a reason to close a question. Editing in "It seems like this may unfortunately not be possible." is also bad practice. You can instead post it as an answer.
    – MrLemon
    Commented Nov 12, 2015 at 18:51

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ShiftWindow should give you the desired effect. It's used by a lot of livestreamers on sites that require windowed streaming so they can play "fullscreen."

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  • Unfortunately, this doesn't do it. Triggering the rule causes Guild Wars to resize momentarily, then it jumps back to being a fullscreen window with visible decoration.
    – Zxaos
    Commented Jun 3, 2011 at 15:17
  • Update: It's possible to shift the window so the decorations are off the screen on the top, but it doesn't seem to allow the window to be resized larger vertically to compensate. Same goes for horizontal adjustments.
    – Zxaos
    Commented Jun 3, 2011 at 15:36
  • Update: This might be a windows 7 issue?
    – Zxaos
    Commented Jun 3, 2011 at 16:06
  • @Zxaos I don't think so. The game just reacts to the windows messages for resizing and reverts them if it does not fit the parameters the developers wanted for the game window.
    – user28015
    Commented Nov 13, 2014 at 2:53
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This does not seem to be possible in Guild Wars 1.

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