Borderless Fullscreen Team Fortress 2 Steam console arguments

Here’s a great tip that I’m generally surprised more people aren’t aware of! I know many of you, like me, absolutely love the full-screen-windowed mode on L4D, right? But, we thought it wasn’t possible in TF2 so we all either went Full Screen, or Windowed with a slightly lower resolution. I chose the latter, and always wished I could be full-screen-windowed.

Well, now you can! Here’s how:

  1. Right click on “Team Fortress 2” in your “My Games” list and choose Properties.
  2. Choose “Set Launch Options”
  3. Enter the following without the quotes: “-window -noborder -novid”
  4. Click ok, start up TF2, and set your TF2 window size to whatever your desktop is. In my case, it was 1680×1050
  5. That’s it, you’re done! Enjoy your full screen windowed TF2 where you can alt tab without lag! Additionally, when alt-tabbing out your start bar shows for ease of use!

For the record,

  • -novid isn’t related to this. It removes the intro video, which is useful.
  • -window makes it windowed, and
  • -noborder removes the window border.