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Royce 03-17-2009 07:05 AM

Please add a user customisable exit button
 
Please please please add a user customizable exit button. I run the screensaver on a windows media center pc. The old aquarium would exit on any of the buttons I pressed on the remote - eg. start media center (otherwise known as the green button), or the back button (i think it's mapped to backspace). Now with the version 3 beta, none of my remote buttons will exit the screen saver (seems only Escape key will exit). Alternatively please add an option to disable all hotkeys and allow any keyboard key to wakeup screensaver. I love this product so much I paid for the upgrade without even trying it. But now it's useless for me like this.

Jim Sachs 03-17-2009 09:50 AM

Do the remote buttons work if you turn on Exit On Mouse Move?

hololo 03-17-2009 11:38 AM

And release new beta or final 3.0 :)

Jim Sachs 03-17-2009 01:01 PM

I'm not quite sure what "final 3.0" means. Are people waiting for me to guarantee that I will never add or improve anything again?

Royce 03-17-2009 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Sachs (Post 111845)
Do the remote buttons work if you turn on Exit On Mouse Move?

Tried that and it didn't help.

Jim Sachs 03-17-2009 07:07 PM

I'm trying to picture what would be different between 2.6 and 3.0, regarding what causes an exit. The only thing that I could think of was the fact that Exit on Mouse Move defaulted to ON with the old program, and now (temporarily) defaults to OFF.

Edgar 03-17-2009 11:49 PM

The problem is more likely that SC_CLOSE message does not try to exit.
We need to call the WM_CLOSE on that message.

Jim Sachs 03-18-2009 12:19 AM

OK, I'll take care of it.

Royce 03-19-2009 02:37 AM

One other thing I'd like to point out is that ALT+F4 is ignored. That used to work on 2.6.

I hope a new version can be released soon. Version 3 looked glorious on my 50" plasma. :)

Jim Sachs 03-19-2009 09:15 AM

What's ALT+F4 again?

321liftoff 03-19-2009 10:14 AM

Alt+F4 is a windows keyboard shortcut to close the active window/application.

You can try it on your favorite application. If it's your programming environment, just make sure that you try it AFTER you save all your awesome updates to the clams.

Jim Sachs 03-19-2009 10:32 AM

What a cumbersome and arcane way of exiting the program. Why not just hit Esc, or right-click/Exit, or have Exit-on-Mousemove turned on?

feldon34 03-19-2009 11:34 AM

If Esc was all you had to press to completely close a program, using computers with modern operating systems would be a nightmare.

It would be possible to get completely kicked out of banking apps, chat software, development environments, Microsoft Word, etc. by pressing 1 key.

Alt-F4 just difficult enough to type that nobody will accidentally do it, and it has been the Windows standard since 1994. For 15 years, all Windows software has been designed to accept the Alt-F4 keystroke to exit. By the way, in Firefox, you can close individual tabs with Ctrl-F4. :)

Edgar 03-19-2009 07:21 PM

Alt-F4 is a shortcut for CloseWindow. SC_CLOSE is the message the app will see.

dwax 03-19-2009 08:25 PM

I have Exit On Mouse Move turned off. I have a Razer Copperhead mouse. If I press themiddle button (Scroll) the program will exit.

Royce 03-21-2009 06:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Sachs (Post 111881)
What a cumbersome and arcane way of exiting the program. Why not just hit Esc, or right-click/Exit, or have Exit-on-Mousemove turned on?

You're forgetting my original problem. I am doing this from a remote control. The buttons that make most sense to exit the screensaver are backspace (media center remotes use this as the back key - same as the browser) and my custom exit button (which transmits ALT+F4).

Both of these key combinations worked just fine on 2.6. Exiting via Escape key is a horrible concept (nice little summary provided by feldon33 :)). Please provide additional options!

Jim Sachs 03-21-2009 10:33 AM

OK, I'll look into it.

Royce 07-07-2009 05:10 PM

Hi,

It's been some time and the latest beta I downloaded still has this issue.. any progress on this?

I'd really like to start using version 3, seeing as I paid for it! :)

aann 08-17-2009 11:33 AM

I agree that Alt+F4 to close the screen saver is good behaviour. The Beta10d MA3 handles it in windowed mode, but not full screen
[edit]seems like an "[ ] exit on keypress" option would solve it to everyone's liking[/edit]

rps 08-17-2009 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aann (Post 115053)
I agree that Alt+F4 to close the screen saver is good behaviour. The Beta10d MA3 handles it in windowed mode, but not full screen
[edit]seems like an "[ ] exit on keypress" option would solve it to everyone's liking[/edit]


As mention earlier, "Alt-F4" to close a window/application is standard windows behavior (and has been for a decade and a half). This key combination should work regardless of which mode the screen saver is in.

The "exit on keypress" option seem like a reasonable request as well (assuming that is defaulted off) that shouldn't be too hard to implement.

Just my $0.02.

~Ralph S.


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