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How to run FFXIV fullscreen in windowed mode without borders

If you like to run in full screen but hate it how you can't ALT+TAB out of the game to search for stuff while playing the game, this solution may be of help to you.

With the help of a small program (that does not circumvent FFXIV Terms of Service) you can toggle between bordered and borderless mode with a combination of key presses.

First of all you will need to download and install AutoHotkey .
AutoHotkey enables you to use key presses to automate pretty much anything formulated in a script.
Get AutoHotkey here

Once you have installed AutoHotkey you will need the following script to run with AutoHotkey.
Get Script here

You will need to modify the script you just downloaded using notepad after unzipping it, and change the resolution to match your monitor resolution.

It is currently set to 1680 x 1050 and will look like this when you open it up.

^+a::
WinSet, Style, -0xC00000,a ; remove the titlebar and border(s)
WinMove, a, , 0, 0, 1680, 1050 ; move the window to 0,0 and resize it to 1680x1050
return

My resolution for example is 1920 x 1080 so i modified the script shown below in red to look like this:

^+a::
WinSet, Style, -0xC00000,a ; remove the titlebar and border(s)
WinMove, a, , 0, 0, 1920, 1080 ; move the window to 0,0 and resize it to 1680x1050
return

Also, If you would like the ability to toggle the borders on and off, you can modify the script as follows:

^+a::
WinSet, Style, ^0xC00000,a ; remove the titlebar and border(s)
WinMove, a, , 0, 0, 1920, 1080 ; move the window to 0,0 and resize it to 1680x1050
return

All you need to do is change the - symbol in the original script to a ^ instead.

Save the script and close it and when you double click the file it will run it, you will see a green box with a H in it tucked away on your task bar to show that it is running.

Then set FFXIV to run in windowed mode in FFXIV Config.

Run FFXIV and press CTRL+SHIFT+A to activate the script and you will see the borders dissapear around the game, giving you the appearance of fullscreen gaming.

You will still be able to ALT+TAB to other windows as it is essentially running in windowed mode but without any borders.

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