Linux: Trine needlessly grabs X input

Technical support for the Linux and Mac platforms for all Trine games.
Plombo
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Linux: Trine needlessly grabs X input

Postby Plombo » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:14 am

Under Linux, Trine automatically grabs the X11 mouse and keyboard input, even in windowed mode. There is really no reason to do this in a game that doesn't need relative mouse positioning (i.e. is not an FPS), and it makes it impossible to switch applications without closing the entire game. Shadowgrounds and Shadowgrounds: Survivor both do the same thing.

So, if there are updates to any of these games in the future, could you please make sure that they don't grab the X input? Thanks.

rychlis
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Re: Trine needlessly grabs X input

Postby rychlis » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:38 am

There is a workaround (at least for Trine):
alt_tuomas wrote:You can use Ctrl-G to grab/ungrab mouse input in windowed mode.

http://frozenbyte.com/board/viewtopic.php?p=13605#p13605

Plombo
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Re: Trine needlessly grabs X input

Postby Plombo » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:50 am

Thanks!


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