How to Enable or Disable Fullscreen Optimizations for Apps in Windows 11 or 10?

The Fullscreen Optimizations feature of Windows 11/10 allows apps to function even better. This feature is enabled by default for applications like video players and games. When this feature is turned on, the gaming or video playback experience is enhanced by prioritizing the CPU and GPU resources for that particular process.

However, sometimes, it drops the frame rate (FPS) when the app runs in full-screen mode. To overcome this issue, you need to fix frame drops, and for that, you need to disable the fullscreen optimizations.

In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you on turning on and off the Fullscreen Optimizations for programs in Windows 11/10.

How to Enable or Disable Fullscreen Optimizations for Specific App or Game for Current User?

To turn on or off Fullscreen Optimizations for a selected app or game for the current user, use the following steps:-

Step 1. Right-click on the executable file of the app or game and select the Properties option.

Step 2. Switch to the Compatibility tab.

Step 3. Check or uncheck the option Disable fullscreen optimizations to disable or enable this feature.

Step 4. Then, click Apply.

Step 5. Finally, hi the OK button.

How to Turn On or Off Fullscreen Optimizations for Specific App or Game for All Users?

To enable or disable Fullscreen Optimizations for a specific app or game for all users, do the following:-

Step 1. Right-click on the executable file of the app or game and select the Properties option.

Step 2. Then, click the Compatibility tab.

Step 3. After that, click the Change settings for all users button.

Step 4. Next, check or uncheck the option Disable fullscreen optimizations to disable or enable this feature.

Step 5. Click Apply.

Step 6. Click OK.

Step 7. Click Apply.

Step 8. Click OK.

How to Enable or Disable Fullscreen Optimizations for Apps using Registry Editor?

To turn on or off Fullscreen Optimizations for apps through Registry Editor, do the following:-

Step 1. Open the Registry Editor.

Step 2. When Registry Editor appears on your computer, navigate to the following in the left sidebar:-

Step 3. Then, right-click on the GameConfigStore folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 4. Name the newly created REG_DWORD as GameDVR_FSEBehavior.

Step 5. Now, double-click on the GameDVR_FSEBehavior and set the “Value data” to the following:-

  • 0: Enable Fullscreen optimizations.
  • 2: Disable Fullscreen optimizations.

Step 6. Finally, reboot your computer to apply the changes.

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