American McGee's Alice and alt-tabbing. [solved]

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American McGee's Alice and alt-tabbing. [solved]

Postby Avoozl » 2017-12-05 @ 02:43

This game somehow prevents the usage of alt-tab when in window mode and I find it to be very annoying, sometimes I want to take a short break from the game to browse the web or read a chatroom I currently have open, but without alt-tab's function it's just not possible.

I don't want to have to close the game every time I want to do something else, is there any solution to this problem?

I just don't understand why this game of all ID Tech 3 engine games won't let me alt-tab out of it, while every other game of the same engine allows me to.
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Re: American McGee's Alice and alt-tabbing.

Postby Osprey » 2017-12-05 @ 04:11

Have you tried Q3 Minimizer?

http://www.wiki4games.com/American_McGe ... mize_Alice

If that doesn't work, I can confirm that the 2011 remastered version allows alt-tabbing.
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Re: American McGee's Alice and alt-tabbing.

Postby Avoozl » 2017-12-05 @ 06:37

Well I only have the original release, and yes I have tried Q3 Minimizer but it doesn't seem to work at all.
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Re: American McGee's Alice and alt-tabbing.

Postby UCyborg » 2017-12-05 @ 11:14

You can't alt-tab because Microsoft blocks it, it has nothing to do with the game itself. Import the attached registry file in the ZIP, then browse to your game's folder, open Properties of alice.exe, tick "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and confirm with OK. Afterwards, return to alice.exe's Compatibility tab and clear that checkbox. This is done to refresh compatibility settings from registry.
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Re: American McGee's Alice and alt-tabbing.

Postby Avoozl » 2017-12-05 @ 11:57

Thank you so much, it fixed my issue.
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