How to Minimize League of Legends?

Hello, League of Legends players! Today is a wonderful sunny day to talk about your and our favorite game – League of Legends, of course. In the League of Legends, the rules are clear: 10 players divided into two teams fight each other on a map known as Summoner’s Rift. Each player at the beginning of the game chooses the champion to represent him. 

Each player can choose from five roles, each with special instructions. The champions then move along with their minions to attack the opponent’s turret. In addition to demolishing turrets, there are additional objects to be conquered before the enemy team. The winner of the match is the team that first knocks down the enemy Nexus.

Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Well, we’re going to have to disappoint you because League of Legends may have a lot of adjectives but “easy” isn’t one of them. This game requires precision, concentration and focus. And a lot of practice, of course. And of course, hope that there is no professional player in the enemy team who can carry the whole game alone and thus destroy all chances of your victory.

Now, after a brief introduction on the League of Legends let’s talk about the main topic of this article. Today’s how-to guide will address a problem that plagues many players: how to minimize the League of Legends.

First of all, you have to know that many games cannot be minimized. The only gameplay option is fullscreen. You can try press the Alt key + Enter key, or press F11 key. If the game can be windowed, these are commands to do that.

To minimize the League of Legends, try the following steps: 

First, while in the game, press the Esc key to bring up the Options tab. When the Options window opens, you will see the offered “Video” option. There, you will see options to choose from, depending on how you want to play League of Legends. There are three options to choose from: Full Screen, Windowed and Borderless.

Once you change the settings, you can continue playing. And within the game, just toggle between full screen or windowed mode. To do that, use Alt + Enter keys.

Another option is to change the Configuration file. Open the League of Legends folder on your computer. The usual location for League of Legends is C:\Riot Games\League of Legends. When you find that folder, open the “Configuration” folder, and open the game.cfg in the Notepad. When the game.cfg document opens in Notepad, carefully search it until you set WindowMode = 1. This option will be set to 0 by default, change it to 1 and then save the document to apply the changes.

After that, start your League of Legends game. Your League of Legends game should be in Windowed mode. You can also adjust the resolution of your screen to make the window smaller. Remember that you may need to restart your game for the settings to update properly.

However, If you are a MAC user, you will need different keys to set League of Legends in Windowed mode. Try a combination of Cmd + M keys, it should minimize your League of Legends game and put it into Windowed mode. From there, you will be able to minimize it.

Another option can serve as well, if you want League of Legends not to have a full screen option you will need to change your computer settings a bit.

On your Desktop (or in the installation folder where the icon from the League of Legends app is located) right-click on this icon. Then click on the Properties, and then on the Compatibility tab. You will see the “Disable Full Screen Optimizations” option. After clicking OK to confirm the action, open the File Explorer located on the taskbar. After that, go to C:\Riot Games\League of Legends\Game.

Also, he may want to get out of full screen mode, and you are a MAC user. As we have already said, MAC users have different key combinations and different commands to do that. Just move your cursor to the top of your display to display the League of Legends taskbar, then click the green button. Or just press the Cmd + Ctrl + F keys. You can also choose View and then Exit the Full Screen.

Final Thoughts

We’ve come to the end of another technical guide for the League of Legends game. Many players often wonder how to adjust the settings to make League of Legends in windowed mode or even borderless. Everyone has a different taste when it comes to game graphics, so some players like common default settings, while others try to find a variety of tips on how to change game settings to improve game performance.

In this article, we talked about how to minimize League of Legends to make the game experience even better. You can apply these advices on your Windows or if you are a MAC user we also covered this for you. Share with us if you know of some more ways to minimize your League of Legends game that we may have forgotten to mention these methods here.

And also, don’t forget to have fun while playing League of Legends, whether you’re playing in full screen or windowed mode.Good luck in winning League points and advancing on your path to the highest rank!

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