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This is an appalling over-site by Crystal Dynamics. The only way to fix this is by changing a value in your computers system registry. No, there’s no .ini or .config file the only solution as I say is a manual hack – flipping outrageous as far as I’m concerned I mean can you imaging Nintendo doing this? No me either.

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You need to go to Start > Run and then in the Run box type: regedit.

This will bring up your Windows system registry. You need to locate the folder:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Crystal Dynamics\Tomb Raider\Graphics

And then look for the value: ExclusiveFullScreen this probably currently has a value of 1. This need to be changed to 0. There is no need to ‘save’ this file as you are directly editing the system registry which is generally a very bad idea unless you know exactly what you’re doing.

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You’re now good to go.

When you now select options (which will now actually work) you can see the offending tick-box un-ticked.

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Tomb Raider is a great game, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Thanks to MEATLOAF2 and fraGGytt