For a while I have problems starting GSB after it auto-updates to the latest patch. The main screen appears, the title music starts playing but the menu-items don’t show up. At this point my computer essentially hangs, since there is no exit-button and ALT-TAB doesn’t work to minimize GSB.
After restarting my computer I edited the prefs.ini file to start GSB in windowed mode. It appears my firewall asks my permission to (re)grant GSB.EXE access to the trusted zone and the internet. In full-screen mode these request-windows stay behind the GSB screen and I can’t get to them.
It would be nice to be able to ALT-TAB to minimize GSB at this point or is there an other way to answer the firewall requests?
p.s. I am using Windows XP service pack 3 with the ZoneAlarm free firewall.