I usually run games in full screen mode. However, for NS2, this makes task switching arduous. It takes a long time to task switch. So, I've gone to running a window at full resolution (so the task bar is just barely showing at the top of the ns2 window) -- which results in near instantaneous task switching.
I have a feeling that it is memory related but I don't understand why it is not happening when running at the same resolution in windowed mode.
Anyone else have issues like this? Comments?
WinXP - AMD 2.5ghz x2 - 2 GB ram - 9600GT 1 GB