The Egg wrote:
Anyone else having issues with NVidia's full-screen driver bug? It was a mild issue for me before (as in, only occurred very rarely), but with 337.88 it's REALLY BAD. Basically, once the computer has been running for some arbitrary amount of time (or the user has performed an unknown action), the system will no longer run 3D accelerated programs in full-screen mode.
What will happen is the program will start, and then immediately kick back to the desktop (with the program still running in the background). If you Alt-Tab back into the program, it will just kick you to the desktop again. Killing/restarting the program has no effect, and once it's begun doing this, all 3D accelerated programs will do the same. The only solution is to reboot the computer.
I suppose I could just revert back to the previous driver, but I was wondering if anyone else was experiencing this, or had any sort of solution. A quick search doesn't come up with anything useful.
Just as contrast, I'm not having the same issue you are. I have occasionally seen apps running that won't restore to foreground, but I usually blamed the app, not Nvidia. I could kill the app and restart and things worked, too.
You: i5 2500k - P67 - GTX660 - 840 Pro 256GB - Xonar Essence STX - Senn HD595's
Me: i5 2500k - Z77 - GTX 660 Ti - 830 Pro 256GB - garbage onboard - Logi Z680s
And I've actually been very happy with 337.88, both on my desktop and laptop
Laptop: i7 4800MQ - QM87 - K2100M - 830 Pro 256GB - IDT something - builtin vibrating plastic wrap
Do you have any specific steps to reproduce, or just "it happens after a while"? What games are you running regularly?