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How to Alt Tab Faster in Overwatch 2

Are you looking to alt-tab faster in Overwatch 2?

Alt-tabbing slowly will reduce the time taken for you to be in-game.

Overwatch 2 was released on October 4, 2022.

Since its release, the game has had multiple known issues.

Some of the known issues are server disconnection, cosmetics, items, currency not showing up, and others.

In this guide, you’ll learn why is your alt tab slow in Overwatch 2 and how to alt tab faster.

What is my alt tab slow in Overwatch 2?

Your alt tab is slow in Overwatch 2 because you’re playing in fullscreen.

It can also be due to an outdated graphics card or you haven’t installed the latest Windows update.

If you’re playing in fullscreen, switching tabs can take a longer time.

Playing in windowed mode or borderless windowed usually fixes the issue.

How to alt tab faster in Overwatch 2

How to alt tab faster in Overwatch 2

To alt tab faster in Overwatch 2, you need to go to your video settings.

Once you’re there, change your display mode to “Windowed” or “Borderless Windowed”.

This will increase the alt-tab speed by more than 2x.

You can also try disabling fullscreen optimizations by right-clicking Overwatch 2 > Properties > Compatibility > Disable full screen optimizations.

Here’s how to do this:

  1. Press “Esc” on your keyboard.
  2. Select “Options” in the menu.
  3. In your video settings, select the “Display Mode” dropdown box.
  4. Change it to “Borderless Windowed”.
  5. Select “Apply”.

Make sure to apply your changes or it will not be saved.

Do note that you may need to restart the game to apply certain changes.

Further reading

How to Reduce Menu Movement in Overwatch 2

How to Turn On or Off Vsync in Overwatch 2

How to Change Your Resolution in Overwatch 2


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