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Is there a difference? I like to use borderless so I can alt-tab out of games faster, but not having the green check mark in GeForce experience is annoying me.(They recommend full-screen)

  when you run applications in full screen mode they run in "exclusive mode" That means it has full and direct control over the screen output.

 

where windowed has to go though something like explorer so it can be slowed down 

Is there a difference? I like to use borderless so I can alt-tab out of games faster, but not having the green check mark in GeForce experience is annoying me.(They recommend full-screen)

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Never used windowed or borderless windowed mode ever in my whole life

 

I just full screen everything

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Is there a difference? I like to use borderless so I can alt-tab out of games faster, but not having the green check mark in GeForce experience is annoying me.(They recommend full-screen)

 

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The difference is that when you alt-tab the game is treated like any other window, however the window border is removed. You may loose a little performance from this, but nothing significant.

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Is there a difference? I like to use borderless so I can alt-tab out of games faster, but not having the green check mark in GeForce experience is annoying me.(They recommend full-screen)

  when you run applications in full screen mode they run in "exclusive mode" That means it has full and direct control over the screen output.

 

where windowed has to go though something like explorer so it can be slowed down 

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