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Fuddl
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« on: August 04, 2008, 10:22:59 am »

hi,

a user of Debian GNU/Linux reported the following wishlist "bug" in the Debian Bug Tracking system, so I forward it to this forum:

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Hello all,

I would like OpenArena to be more friendly towards the user and allow this:

  - Let [configurable] key combos (i.e. Alt+Tab) leak to the WindowManager,
     whether OpenArena is Windowed or FullScreen.
      (Or sees only key combos/strokes not useful to the WindowManager.)

  - If FullScreen, become a normal or iconified Window if it is no longer
     the Application the user wants on top of the others (with the focus).

  - Allow a (optional) mode when Windowed where OpenArena would not grab the
     Mouse Cursor. And Never Forget to release the Mouse Grab whenever
     not the Current Application.

  - Possibly (user taste) Pause on Current Application change.

p.s.: I Imagine OpenArena should never be the Master at intercepting key
strokes. I should be a Slave which cannot see Key Combos useful to the
WindowManager.

you can find the original bug here: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=493739

cheers - fuddl
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2008, 05:44:50 pm »

I too would like to be able to alt-tab
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008, 07:24:23 pm »

It took a while for me to figure out how to get the mouse out of windowed, but otherwise it seems fine.

Which by the way bringing down the console lets you use external mouse
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2018, 01:51:34 pm »

Well, just 10 years passed since I reported this aaaaaand: In a Wayland session, e.g. GNOME3 on Linux, Alt-Tab can't be captured by OpenArena anymore but works as expected Smiley
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