How To Play a Computer Game in Windowed Mode

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Most computer games will take over the whole screen when you play. You can play most of them in a window. This how to is for Windows users.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: Few Minutes

Here's How:

  1. Find the shortcut for the computer game you want to play in windowed mode instead of full screen.
  2. Right click on the shortcut, select Properties.
  3. In the Target field add: -window at the end.
  4. Click OK.


  1. Delete the -window if you decide you want to play the computer game in full screen mode.
  1. Not all games can be played in windowed mode.

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