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How to run ANY program in a WINDOW?

by provoko / October 24, 2003 2:54 AM PDT

I'm talking about programs that force you to run in a fullscreen mode. How can I run these programs in a window when they have no option to let me? Thank you.

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Re:How to run ANY program in a WINDOW?
by TONI H / October 24, 2003 3:16 AM PDT

Try creating a shortcut to the .exe that starts up the program, now right click the shortcut, choose Properties, and see if it gives you a tab to change it to run in a window instead of fullscreen. There could be a down arrow choice rather than a tab.

Some programs will give you these options...some won't.


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Re:Re:How to run ANY program in a WINDOW?
by provoko / October 24, 2003 3:18 AM PDT

Nope sorry.
Next? =)

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Posting in multiple forums.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 24, 2003 3:44 AM PDT

With this new forum software, it's tougher to see what answers were offered.

I'll just call it not-so-nice to cross post without noting that you did so since people will give almost the same answer across forums.

You also need to give the forum some credit by telling the name of the program.


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Yeah, i know...
by provoko / October 24, 2003 3:52 AM PDT

I know how forums are about double posting, but I wasn't sure where to post.

Anyways, the program is MUONLINE. But that doesn't matter. Ins't there something called windowmode in windows xp?

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Re:Yeah, i know...
by Sageth / October 24, 2003 11:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Yeah, i know...

I posted another thought regarding ALT+ENTER in the WinXP forum. That might work

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Running any program in a window
by SamuraiJeff / August 18, 2009 1:32 PM PDT

If you have a desktop shortcut to a program, you can put the target in Quotation marks, followed by -w like so:

"C:\programfiles\muonline.exe" -w

This works for any program, but may slow down your computer.

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