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keeps Alt-tabbing and minimizing the game on its own while gaming

Alt tab not minimising some games?

I have a single monitor. I used to be able to alt tab out of a full screen game and it would minimize in the background until I opened it again. As of a couple of days ago about half the games I’ve tried that used to run full screen fine no longer minimize
when I alt tab and seem to be just open in the background so whenever I open the start menu or click on a window the game instantly reappears.

So far it’s happening with Binding of Isaac, Golf with your Friends and Undermine via steam, and Gears Tactics and AOE remastered via the game pass app. Doesn’t happen with Dark Souls 3, CSGO or Metro 2033 that I’ve tried so far – can alt tab out of those
and they stay minimized until I click on them again fine.

Also when you mouse over the taskbar for the games giving me issues, they still seem to be running in the Peek view? Whereas I mouse over DS3 while minimized and it’s just black.

Hopefully someone knows what I’m talking about? All the google results are people with 2 monitors not wanting this to happen. I am aware windowed mode exists but it’s extremely awkward for Gears for example and considering it wasn’t doing this last week
I would love to get back to that point. Thanks.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, Windows 10

found this when searching which seems to be the exact same issue:


Have followed all the steps given in the top answer, kinda worrying that the only thing that fixed that guy’s problem was a full reset considering I don’t even know how I caused it in the first place