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Steam main window becomes unresponsive after playing games following creators update w10

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Devrij, 30 Jan 2018.

  1. Devrij

    Capodecina

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    Sometimes it's fine, but a lot of the time the main window becomes unresponsive after I exit a game, and I can't even close it (right clicking the icon shows the menu except some artefacts obscure the close option). It's a right PITA and I've found just this thread on steam forums with no real solution.

    https://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/1/1489992713705239834/

    Anyone else experienced this and found a solution? It's literally just since the creators update came through.
     
  2. Gee

    Mobster

    Joined: 11 Jul 2007

    Posts: 4,109

    I thought I was the only one experiencing this!!! I've found I get it after playing PUBG.

    I've tried minimising the window and closing it via the X at the top right but nothing.

    What I did find that works, is by pressing the windows key & the down arrow. This makes the window smaller (resizes it) but makes it responsive again.
     
  3. Devrij

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    Ah good ill give that a go, cheers!
     
  4. Devrij

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    No that just minimises it for me, and when I restore it, it's just the same. Come on Steam, fix!
     
  5. ryu

    Hitman

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    For me it seems to become unresponsive when I take it over the default square aspect ratio size it generally opens up as, particularly going full-screen to 1440p. Occasionally it is fine though, quite annoying.
     
  6. Rroff

    Man of Honour

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    When a game exits steam sometimes processes things like screenshots (and presents you with the thumbnail thingy) and other overlay actions so might be worth turning that stuff off as a test.
     
  7. Devrij

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    Yes that does make sense. Overlay could be at fault here
     
  8. HaloUK

    Wise Guy

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    Yeh I have had this and the only way I got round it was to ctrl, alt & del then end task. :/

    M$ have got a lot to answer for. They have caused LOADS of issues since the botched updates for spectre and meltdown at the start of the year. Give yourself a big pat on the back M$... preferably while holding something sharp!
     
  9. Joop

    Hitman

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    steam - Sittings - Web Browser and delete web browser cache. let me know if helps
     
  10. Devrij

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    No I'm afraid not.