Tired of Alt+tab disconnect "Feature"

85 Human Priest
6575
Why suddenly with patch 4.0 am I "required" to watch loading screens? Why can't I hearthstone, and alt tab without coming back disconnected. Seriously, what's up with this?
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83 Troll Hunter
1360
NO FUN FOR YOU!
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85 Orc Warrior
2405
12/20/2010 2:41 AMPosted by Chrysus
Play in windowed mode?


This

as this seems to be the only way that you wont DC during load screens
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100 Gnome Warrior
12070
I'd imagine this was an attempt to deal with queue times. They don't realize the majority of players are alt-tabbing to check wowhead or their email, not to do something else while their characters sits there AFK.
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100 Orc Shaman
13690
Being forced to play in windowed mode is stupid, since playing in fullscreen literally doubles my framerate.
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100 Orc Shaman
13690
12/20/2010 2:45 AMPosted by Chrysus
Being forced to play in windowed mode is stupid, since playing in fullscreen literally doubles my framerate.


Play in Windowed mode (Fullscreen)

?


That's the same as windowed mode, it just removes the bars that make it look windowed.
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100 Orc Shaman
13690
Get a second PC to do your web browsing

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I think it would be better if Blizzard just fixed their event queue so that it didn't get backed up when I alt-tab.
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90 Night Elf Hunter
0
I hate that whenever I take a flightpath anywhere and alt-tab to do something else I disconnect upon landing (unless I have the game up)
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85 Night Elf Druid
0
12/20/2010 2:45 AMPosted by Chrysus
Being forced to play in windowed mode is stupid, since playing in fullscreen literally doubles my framerate.


Play in Windowed mode (Fullscreen)

?


Kills my FPS.
Yes, I can (and sometimes do) use my laptop to browse but Blizzard really needs to fix alt+tab DCs, and long logins.
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85 Troll Shaman
1480
Instead of pressing Alt+Tab, save yourself a button and press the Windows key (if you run Windows that is); problem solved!


I have a habit of leaving WoW during loading screens, to look up stuff randomly (in dungeons/cities/etc.), and to kill the time it takes for DPS to queue for dungeons. I came back a little after 4.0.1. hit and since then I've been DC'd once when exiting WoW to do something else in this fashion. Then it didn't really bother me as it I was just logging into a character, so it wasn't like I was doing anything important.
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Queue.

Enable Windowed Mode.

Enter Dungeon.

You: one sec, guys.

Fullscreen Mode.

You: k.
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100 Orc Shaman
4260
12/20/2010 4:58 AMPosted by Xanzul
It isnt something Blizzard is doing either on purpose or accidently. Update your graphics driver. Simple as that. Take off the tin foil hat please. I'm really getting sick of people grasping at straws to find something to bash Blizzard about. There are literally dozens of legitimate complaints about this game and you pick this? Come on. This is trolling at its best.


Ok, fair enough this is a rather minor and workable problem, more of a nuisance really, but with queue times >40 mins often, I find myself questing or what not to pass the time. And then we get the weird flightpaths that bring us all around eastern kingdoms and takes a good 15 minutes...really, who's gonna stare at a computer for 15 minutes just to watch their gryphon flap its wings?

So, I hit the windows key, go watch a you tube video, come back and...oh dear, dc'ed. And i lose my place in the insanely long dungeon queue :(

So yes, this isn't game breaking, but it can ruin a couple hours of your day.
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