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Use second monitor while gaming on the primary on Winows 8.1?

Hi, recently i built my first PC, I have hooked up to it a 28 inch HDTV I want to use as the main screen and a 19 inch monitor i use alongside, while doing normal tasks this works perfectly, especially with windows 8.1's new dual monitor optimization, however when I run a game it doesn't let me move the mouse from the main monitor running the game to my second one that just shows whatever it had open, so i have to hit the windows key to minimise the game to be able to switch songs or whatever, is there a way to use the second monitor without minimising the game? thanks!
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    You have to run the game as Fullscreen Windowed(some games do not have this option), or simply Alt+Tab out to switch the 2nd screen. If it allowed your mouse cursor just to fly over to the next screen it would be wildly annoying while gaming.
  2. maxiim said:
    You have to run the game as Fullscreen Windowed(some games do not have this option), or simply Alt+Tab out to switch the 2nd screen. If it allowed your mouse cursor just to fly over to the next screen it would be wildly annoying while gaming.


    ah i forgot to think of that, thanks!
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