The menu video settings only allow for either fullscreen or windowed, but not borderless fullscreen or windowed fullscreen, which would be nice for me as I run a dual monitor setup. It is annoying to have to alt-tab out to the browser which then causes the game to minimize.

How can you run Genshin Impact in borderless windowed mode?


A non-Steam solution I've found:

  1. Navigate to the C:\Program Files\Genshin Impact\Genshin Impact Game path and locate the GenshinImpact.exe executable.
  2. Right-click to create a Shortcut to the executable.
  3. Right-click the Shortcut to open its properties
  4. In the Target field, append the string -popupwindow after whatever is currently inside the box.

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  1. Whenever you launch using the shortcut it should now start Genshin Impact in borderless windowed mode.

  2. Make sure to press Alt + Enter when the game has launched.

  • Ahh, I did not think of doing this. Good idea!
    – Sciborg
    Oct 9 '20 at 23:43
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    this doesn't seem to work. and the game is still locked to full screen
    – Rapitor
    Oct 10 '20 at 15:03
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    @Rapitor Press Alt+Enter when you start the game.
    – childe
    Oct 10 '20 at 16:04
  • Does not work. I mean it KINDA does. Window has a title bar still, so... nope! Any other ideas?
    – GM Rod
    Mar 2 '21 at 12:32
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    its working for me, thanks Apr 23 '21 at 15:52

This isn't available in the game to my knowledge, but there is a workaround that the community has found that may work for you. If you have Steam installed on your PC:

  1. Open Steam.
  2. Click "Games" in the top left corner, and in the submenu select "Add a Non-Steam Game."

Add a NonSteam Game

  1. A window will pop up, but don't select the game from there. Instead, click on "Browse."

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  1. Navigate to your Genshin Impact root folder. Find the "Genshin Impact Game" folder. Inside, select Genshinimpact.exe, then hit "Open" and hit "Add Selected Programs".
  2. From your Steam library, right-click "GenshinImpact", then click "Browse."
  3. Click "Set Launch Options" and add the line "-popupwindow." Hit "OK."
  4. Launch the game. If it starts the game in fullscreen, hold Alt + Enter to set it to borderless window mode.


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    Skipping the Steam process, could you do the same thing with the executable in the game files directly?
    – childe
    Oct 9 '20 at 22:35

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