There’s broad agreement in the gaming community that PC games are best enjoyed in fullscreen mode — it leads to a more immersive experience.
But the nature of gaming on a PC means fullscreen mode also has its drawbacks. Notifications can minimize the screen without warning, background processes can launch unexpectedly, or your boss could walk into the room and find you slacking!
The obvious solution is to play the game in windowed mode. Most games provide the option their settings menu. But even then, continually looking at an ugly window border is neither fun nor immersive.
Alas, there is a solution: download Fullscreenizer [No Longer Available].
Fullscreenizer is a clever little tool that tricks any game (or program, for that matter) into running in a borderless window. The window can be made fullscreen, thus giving the impression that you’re still playing in fullscreen mode.
To get started, grab a copy of the app, unzip the file, and run the EXE.
Now you need to return to your game’s graphics menu. Make sure you set your game to run in windowed mode. You should also change the resolution to the highest setting available. Save your changes — you might need to restart your game for them to take effect.
Now press Alt + Tab to switch from your game to the Fullscreenizer app. Press Refresh and your game should appear in the list. Finally, click Fullscreenize. Your game will once again fill up the whole screen, but this time, it will be running in a borderless window.
Have you tried the app? Did it work for you? Let us know in the comments below.
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