Alt-Tab?

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User Info: GrumblingElite

GrumblingElite
7 years ago#1
Is it possible to minimize without crashing Oblivion? It's quite annoying... =/

User Info: WhereAreCookies

WhereAreCookies
7 years ago#2
the only reliable way i've found is to play in windowed mode, but that kills the whole experience.
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User Info: Itachi62

Itachi62
7 years ago#3
I don't know why, but it often works for me if I alt tab into the magicka spell list.
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User Info: Aslyum_Beast

Aslyum_Beast
7 years ago#4

I just got oblivion and I had the same problem before when i was loading up FCOM, but i fixed it.

Exactly what OS are you using? XP or vista? also, do you have any mods running?

User Info: RandomHero890

RandomHero890
7 years ago#5
open up the console command first by hitting the "~" key. You will NEVER crash when alt tabbing as long as the console line is open, even in full screen mode.

Little trick I learned.

User Info: CrazyManAndy

CrazyManAndy
7 years ago#6
Really?! I'm going to try that in a bit. I was so pissed off, because this is the only game I can't minimize.
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User Info: CrazyManAndy

CrazyManAndy
7 years ago#7
Hmm, still doesn't work for me. Does the same thing it always has. I'll bring the game back up and it freezes. The music still plays, and I can bring up the console, but other than that I can't do anything.
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User Info: SongeeX

SongeeX
7 years ago#8
You can ALT+TAB without crashing just for a few seconds. If you keep the game minimized for longer, it will crash.

User Info: Dante200X

Dante200X
7 years ago#9
I read this somewhere:

If you alt-tab out and want to tab back in later, open up your task manager (ctrl, alt, del) and then go to applications tab and right click on Oblivion and hit "switch to". That should tab you back in w/o it crashing.

I can't say it works 100% for 1 big reason - when I tab out and tab back in normally it barely ever crashes for me. It has never crashed using that switch to method either, so that isn't saying much since it barely ever does anyways. You can try it though.
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User Info: GrumblingElite

GrumblingElite
7 years ago#10
Thanks for the help! I'm running Vista fyi.
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