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How to Put Minecraft in Borderless Windowed Mode

Playing Minecraft in borderless windowed mode can enhance your gaming experience by allowing easy access to other programs or monitors while you play. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to put Minecraft in borderless windowed mode.

Step 1: Open the Minecraft Launcher

Start by opening the Minecraft Launcher on your computer. You can do this by double-clicking on the Minecraft Launcher icon or searching for it in your applications menu.

Step 2: Access the Minecraft Settings

Once the Minecraft Launcher is open, click on the "Settings" button located in the lower-right corner of the launcher window. This will open the Minecraft Settings menu.

Step 3: Navigate to Video Settings

In the Minecraft Settings menu, navigate to the "Video Settings" tab. Click on it to access various video options for Minecraft.

Step 4: Enable Fullscreen Mode

Before putting Minecraft into borderless windowed mode, we need to enable fullscreen mode first. Scroll down in the Video Settings menu until you find the "Fullscreen" option. Click on it to toggle it on. This will make Minecraft run in fullscreen mode initially.

Step 5: Enable UseVbo

While still in the Video Settings menu, scroll down until you find the "UseVbo" option. Ensure that it is set to "ON". UseVbo stands for Vertex Buffer Object and helps with game performance.

Step 6: Close Minecraft Launcher

After adjusting the necessary settings, close the Minecraft Launcher completely. This step is essential to apply the changes you made in the previous steps.

Step 7: Locate the Minecraft Game Directory

Next, locate the Minecraft game directory on your computer. Depending on your operating system, the default location for the game directory may vary:

  • Windows: C:/Users/YourUsername/AppData/Roaming/.minecraft
  • Mac OS X: /Users/YourUsername/Library/Application Support/minecraft
  • Linux: /home/YourUsername/.minecraft

Step 8: Edit the Options.txt File

In the Minecraft game directory, open the options.txt file using a text editor. This file contains various settings for Minecraft.

Step 9: Find the Fullscreen Mode Key

In the options.txt file, find the line that says "fullscreen:", followed by a number. Change the number to 0 to disable fullscreen mode.

Step 10: Enable the Borderless Windowed Mode

Below the line you modified in the previous step, add a new line that says "toggleFullscreen:false". This line will enable the borderless windowed mode.

Step 11: Save and Close the options.txt File

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