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Alt key catching

Postby Bruce42 » Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:02 am

Holding alt and pressing tab once is fine, pressing tab anymore times before releasing alt is caught by the WM.
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Re: Alt key catching

Postby lemonade » Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:20 am

Bruce42 wrote:Holding alt and pressing tab once is fine, pressing tab anymore times before releasing alt is caught by the WM.


What WM are you using?
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Postby Bruce42 » Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:24 pm

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Postby Dave2 » Wed Dec 22, 2004 5:37 pm

It's the same with metacity. The problem does't occur if you use fullscreen.
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Postby sysrq » Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:40 pm

I disagree. It is clearly a focusing issue as it does not occur in fullscreen. I cannot reproduce this in UT2004, Doom3, etc. This can be fixed.
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Postby Bruce42 » Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:26 pm

SysRq wrote:This isn't a bug as theres nothing that can be done to fix it while running windowed other then changing your WM settings or changing the keybindings.


I disagree. It is clearly a focusing issue as it does not occur in fullscreen. I cannot reproduce this in UT2004, Doom3, etc. This can be fixed.
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Postby sysrq » Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:12 am

It doesnt occur in fullscreen because it's full screen, your WM is no longer thinking of it as another window. If ut2k4 and doom 3 don't act this way in windowed it is because they are grabbing keyboard focus and hence not letting you use it for anything else, which can be annoying if you are trying to run the game in the window for the purpose of doing other things at the same time.
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Postby icarus.lnx » Thu Dec 23, 2004 6:43 am

But doesn't that make windowed mode near useless if the WM grabs the Alt+Tab?

A simple work around (as at least I like to switch between windowed games and other apps and would like to keep that key combo with the WM) would be to either make the "Alt" display sticky (Alt again to close for example) or change the key combo to something more neutral like "Alt+space"
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Postby Bruce42 » Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:35 pm

SysRq wrote:It doesnt occur in fullscreen because it's full screen, your WM is no longer thinking of it as another window. If ut2k4 and doom 3 don't act this way in windowed it is because they are grabbing keyboard focus and hence not letting you use it for anything else, which can be annoying if you are trying to run the game in the window for the purpose of doing other things at the same time.


For a game like darwinia it should grab all they keys it needs. I typically use desktop changing to escape from windowed games anyway.

The grabbing KB focus may be a little annoying to some, but the alternative is very bad.
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Postby John » Fri Dec 24, 2004 12:52 pm

Thanks for the report, should be fixed in the next release.
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Postby ixplode » Fri Dec 24, 2004 7:30 pm

Ah you got to it one day before me >_<.
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Postby Bruce42 » Fri Dec 31, 2004 2:40 am

Fixed in 4d.

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