Solved Alt tab makes things slow Tags: Games Windows XP Last response: September 20, 2010 7:43 PM in Windows XP Share chico1st September 20, 2010 1:26:37 AM If I AltTab away from a program, like a game, then go back, often it becomes very choppy... any idea what I can do to fix this? More about : alt tab makes things slow lihuahellen September 20, 2010 7:31:33 AM Seems like it's a common problem. When I ALT-TAB out of the game to go back to Windows, and I do this 10+ times over say an hour, my World of Warcraft graphics get all 'chuggy' and the game runs so slow it becomes unplayable. I have to quit and restart it before it's usable again. m 0 l chico1st September 20, 2010 4:31:05 PM no one knows a solution for this.... anyone? m 0 l Related resources Windows 8.1 SSD slow boot + slow alt tab - Forum Just Cause 2. Alt + Tab makes the game zoomed in - Forum System running slow on startup and ALT-TAB - Forum ALT+Tab is slow? - Forum 6970 drops in performance and very slow alt tab after every reboot - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution techreally September 20, 2010 4:58:08 PM Upgrade lol that works best. Its all got to do with XP meshing with the video drivers. I can switch back between my starcraft 2 and other windows with no problems on my Win7 machine. Share chico1st September 20, 2010 7:43:22 PM I got a new rig and so far have only played dragon age... which crashed like crazy in Win7 but was fine in XP :S i guess ill just use 7 from now on. m 0 l chico1st September 20, 2010 7:43:33 PM Best answer selected by chico1st. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Benq Monitor really slow alt tabbing from games. Forum SolvedMy little sisters Galaxy Tab 3 is really slow! How do I make it faster? Forum SolvedBenQ XL2420Z Alt-tab Black Screen? Forum SolvedAlt Tab in Game Shows Unnamed Icons Forum SolvedBSOD that often happens on Alt-Tab Forum Is my processor making things slow?? Forum SolvedSome games freezing, can sometimes alt+tab out, usually requires hard shutdown Forum SolvedFPS drop on all games but not in menu(alt+tab sometimes fix) Forum SolvedAlt-Tab activating itself Forum SolvedDoes monitor affect alt-tab? Forum SolvedScreen shuts when alt tab into game and out Forum Solved[Unsolved] BSOD when alt-tab from fullscreen Forum Strange lag and Alt + Tab Forum High CPU Temp When I Alt+Tab Forum SolvedBlueScreen from trying to Alt-Tab out of FarCry 3 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !