Solved w11: odd behaviour when exiting 3d game


daNutz

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Hi,

Please see below gif that shows the weird "focus" behaviour that happens when i exit a game.. it only happens in windows 11, anyone know how to get rid of it as its really f@cking annoying..
  • AMD 5950x
  • Nvidia 3080FE (latest drivers)

The first black screen is me switching back into the game, the focus rubbish is when i exit (close) the game. this is one a triple screen thus you dont see the game.

Ive tried 3 different drivers from Nvidia and that doesnt affect it, using windows 10 with the same drivers doesn’t have the same issue. all default settings.
 

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    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
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    AMD 5950x
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    Corsair
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 3080 FE

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I have dual monitors, one that is 4K and the other that is 1440p, and I have this any time the 1440p either gets manually refreshed or I power it off and on - regardless of going into / out of games or not. That last little focus loss at the end of the video is exactly what I see happen - and I can reproduce it 100% of the time by simply powering off the 1440p at any given moment.

Do you have G-Sync on for the nVidia driver and / or Freesync enabled in the AMD drivers? Try turning those off (temporarily, just to test) to see if that helps. I really suspect that variable refresh rates may account for some of this, as the driver noticed that you're in game and kicks freesync / G-Sync into high gear - but across all monitors connected to the GPU, regardless of their use in-game or not.
 

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daNutz

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I have dual monitors, one that is 4K and the other that is 1440p, and I have this any time the 1440p either gets manually refreshed or I power it off and on - regardless of going into / out of games or not. That last little focus loss at the end of the video is exactly what I see happen - and I can reproduce it 100% of the time by simply powering off the 1440p at any given moment.

Do you have G-Sync on for the nVidia driver and / or Freesync enabled in the AMD drivers? Try turning those off (temporarily, just to test) to see if that helps. I really suspect that variable refresh rates may account for some of this, as the driver noticed that you're in game and kicks freesync / G-Sync into high gear - but across all monitors connected to the GPU, regardless of their use in-game or not.
Thank you!

I didnt think about a second screen i have duplicating screen one, that i use for online racing but rarely use... as soon as i unplugged it, the issue went away!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD 5950x
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    Corsair
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia 3080 FE

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