[Wine] dxgrab question

Michael [Plouj] Ploujnikov ploujj at gmail.com
Tue Oct 17 10:10:46 CDT 2006

On 10/16/06, Robert Clemens <robert at solidsolutions.net> wrote:
> I'm currently running a game (warcraft iii to be precise) in a windowed
> environment so I can make use of my desktop during games. Because
> of poor scrolling ability, I had to enable the DxGrab option for the window
> to lock the mouse to the window.
> Is there a way to escape the mouse out to the desktop? I've tried switching
> virtual desktops within my window manager but all the key captures are going
> to the game window and not working.
> The only solution I have found thus far is to somehow get a popup window to
> display over my windowed game that can provide a path out to my desktop.
> This works but is a poor workaround for such a simple request.
> Is there a way to create a key combination that doesn't get sent to the
> wine window.
> Such as ctrl+alt+left or ctrl+alt+right (both shortcuts for changing
> virtual desktops).
> Or any other simple solution? I was kind of hoping dxgrab had a built in
> function to
> maybe release the mouse for a short period or export the mouse to the
> desktop and re-
> grab the mouse once it scrolls back over the window.
> Thanks for your help!

I don't have a solution for your problem, but I will say that there is
work going on at the moment to fix mouse handling, so you might want
to wait for new releases to test your game.

What version of Wine are you running?

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