I can manually right-click on the CIS tray icon to enable and disable game mode. One, that means I remember to do this before loading the game. Two, I have to remember to undo this after exiting the game. If I forget beforehand, the game is jittery at times which means I have to exit, go into game mode, and restart the game. If I forget it after exiting the game, I’ll be in game mode for a long time which means no alerts.
While there is a Trusted Programs list, I don’t see a Game Programs list that would enable/disable game mode for a particular program. If there were a CLI (command-line interface) to CIS then I could write a .bat file that went into game mode, ran the game, and then exited game mode when the game was exited. I doubt there is such a CLI easily accessible via batch commands. Besides, that means malware could do the same thing whereas a list of executable for game programs saved in a whitelist that was hashed in the registry would prevent tampering or insertion of other processes, like malware adding itself to a games mode list.
Would adding the game’s executables to the Trusted Programs list effect the same as Game Mode?