# CSGO Windows Settings
This article explores configurations that we should apply to our Windows computer to gain small advantages over our opponents.
# Disable full screen optimizations
By default in Windows10, the OS will try to "optimize" the game's performance. This is not recommended.
To disable this navigate to
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive > right-click on the CS:GO icon > Properties and enable the
Disable fullscreen optimizations option.
# Increase sound of footsteps
We can improve the sounds we hear in-game by turning on Loudness Equalization. This will allow you to hear close sounds quieter and those that are far away louder.
This will help you pin-point your enemies when they step even when your shooting.
To enable this option:
- Right-click the speaker icon on your task bar
- Click on
- Navigate to
- Right-click on the playback device you use in CS:GO
- Navigate to
- Enable the
- Click apply
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# Enable stretched resolutions
Some players might prefer to play on stretched resolutions either for achieving higher FPS or to see the enemy player model a bit thicker.
Whichever is your case, you will need to enable the re-scaling of the games resolution in your NVIDIA control panel or AMD Adrenaline. This guide is for NVIDIA cards but the process is similar for both.
- Open up the NVIDIA control panel
- Navigate to 'Adjust desktop size and position'