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Thursday, October 25th 2018, 8:28pm

Why am I more accurate in Windowed Mode?

Hello all,

I am about to ask a seemingly dumb question. Why am I more accurate when playing on the Practice Range in windowed mode vs full screen? It doesn't make sense to me at all, but its true. I have a routine that I do to practice my aim, and one day I wanted to watch a news live stream and practice at the same time, so I put BF4 in windowed mode. So to begin with, my BF4 screen size was smaller, targets were smaller, but my mouse seemed more accurate, and it seemed like my mouse control was MUCH smoother with less recoil and spread. That, and I was hitting targets at range MUCH MUCH with seemingly way less recoil and spread. It was TONS easier than if I was playing in fullscreen mode. This is a mystery to me and I can't figure it out. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance yall !


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Thursday, October 25th 2018, 8:52pm

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You are not the only one with similar experiences, although mine could just be placebo feeling. I too feel like I am doing much better when playing in windowed mode.

This could have something to do with the fact more of the game's window is in your central vision where you are focusing, or that there is less "noise" distracting you (less details in textures and such).

If anybody has more info on this I'd love the hear it.
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Thursday, October 25th 2018, 8:55pm

Smaller window > smaller spread cone > more accuracy. Simple.

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Thursday, October 25th 2018, 9:48pm

Maybe smaller window -> lower resolution -> higher FPS -> smoother controls?
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Friday, October 26th 2018, 12:26am

I, too, have gotten this impression when playing Minecraft, so I did some quick testing. I got consistently higher FPS in windowed mode (500-550), regardless of resolution, than in fullscreen (400-450). I was standing still in a map with no mobs or other events, so there shouldn't be any source of error.

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As for FO4 - this game is playable (at least for me) only in windowed borderless.
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The almost opposite are GTA5, dying light - I have them working better in fullscreen.

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Saturday, October 27th 2018, 4:59pm

Well, me too)
Maybe that's because Win8.1 and higher versions handles windowed mode better. Also, high priority via task manager nearly eliminates input lag difference between windowed and fullscreen.
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