11th Dec 2019
I have noticed an issue with the fullscreen option where the game screen does does not respond to the mouse. If this occurs, click the game taskbar icon to minimize the game, then click it again to bring the game back up, hopefully that will solve the problem. If the game screen border appears after doing this, then just apply the fullscreen shortcut again.
This application puts the game into fullscreen, but allows you access to the taskbar and your other applications without causing the game screen to disappear.
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How to get the game into fullscreen with AutoHotkey :
There are two ways to go about this. The first way is the easiest. Just download and run this file, WGT EXE fullscreen.exe, then go read the shortcut key instructions at the end of this post.
The second way takes a bit longer, but is not difficult. It also gives you AutoHotkey, which is a very versatile Windows scripting program. But you don't need to know anything about AutoHotkey to run my fullscreen application.
Firstly, download and install AutoHotkey.
1.) To install AutoHotkey, go to the website and click the download button.
2.) Double click the downloaded file to run the installer.
3.) Click the express installation button on the set up window.
4.) When the installation has completed, click the exit button on the set up window.
That's AutoHotkey done, now for the fullscreen script. Download and run this file, WGT AHK fullscreen.ahk. When it is running you should see an AutoHotKey icon (green square with a white H) in the system tray.
If you wish to see what's in the file before you download it, you can view the contents HERE.
It does not matter whether you start the game first, then run the script, or the other way about, it should (hopefully) work in either case.
The script won't work if the game is in fullscreen mode, so make sure that is off in the game options first. As for the screen size options in the game, it doesn't matter which one you choose.
Also, this script doesn't work for the game launcher. Wait for the game screen to appear before trying the shortcut keys.
The script gives you three shortcut keys to play with, which are also available from the AutoHotkey system tray icon...
CTRL + f
This puts the game into fullscreen mode. You may have to press the 'f' key up to three times whilst holding down the CTRL key to make sure the window is fullscreen and the border is gone.
CTRL + w
This puts the game back into windowed mode. It won't be the size it was when you opened the game (haven't worked out how to do that yet) but it gives you something you can move about that doesn't take up the whole screen.
CTRL + x
This shortcut exits out of the script. Using this stops the shortcut keys working and removes the AHK icon from your system tray.
Shortcut keys in the AutoHotkey system tray icon menu...
...the shortcut key at the top of the menu that is in bold, can be activated by just double clicking the system tray icon, no need to open the menu first.
You can close out the script once you have got the game into fullscreen mode if you wish. Its only purpose is to resize the game screen, it does not have to be running all the time you are playing, but if you exit the script you won't be able to resize the game screen with the shortcut keys.
I hope this works for you guys, but there are no guarantees.
Good luck. ; )