Any way to get LOVE to behave with Windows' XBOX Game Bar?

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Sky_Render
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Any way to get LOVE to behave with Windows' XBOX Game Bar?

Post by Sky_Render » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:00 am

So I've run into a rather vexing problem: every time LOVE changes window sizes, the XBOX Game Bar pops up behind the window. In doing so, it creates a dead space of mouse recognition exactly the size and shape of the XBOX Game Bar. Said dead space does not go away until you Alt-Tab away from the window. Has anyone found a way to fix this besides turning off the XBOX Game Bar entirely? I'd rather not resort to that, as it's not fair to my players to tell them to disable other software to use mine. Thank you!

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Re: Any way to get LOVE to behave with Windows' XBOX Game Bar?

Post by raidho36 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:16 pm

Simply avoid changing the size of the game window all the time.

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Re: Any way to get LOVE to behave with Windows' XBOX Game Bar?

Post by Sky_Render » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:51 am

I need to set it at least once when I start the game; that's unavoidable. And changing the window size even once from the default setting triggers this issue. So your solution, sadly, doesn't work for me.

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Re: Any way to get LOVE to behave with Windows' XBOX Game Bar?

Post by Sasha264 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:50 am

Do you have the same issue with other windowed or fullscreen games?
Like those you play in steam?
If yes so how you can live with this XBOX Game Bar at all? :huh:

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Re: Any way to get LOVE to behave with Windows' XBOX Game Bar?

Post by raidho36 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:18 pm

Sky_Render wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:51 am
I need to set it at least once when I start the game; that's unavoidable. And changing the window size even once from the default setting triggers this issue. So your solution, sadly, doesn't work for me.
You can try saving settings to a modified conf.lua file and the modified version should load instead of defaults, this way you don't need to change the resolution manually except during the settings change, which would be acceptable.

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Re: Any way to get LOVE to behave with Windows' XBOX Game Bar?

Post by Sky_Render » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:01 am

That is a feature I didn't know exists, but it only solves the problem for the initial load. What if the player wants to change the screen resolution after initial load to better suit their system's capabilities? The same problem comes up again.

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Re: Any way to get LOVE to behave with Windows' XBOX Game Bar?

Post by raidho36 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:52 am

Sky_Render wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:01 am
That is a feature I didn't know exists, but it only solves the problem for the initial load. What if the player wants to change the screen resolution after initial load to better suit their system's capabilities? The same problem comes up again.
As I said, technical hiccups like this during settings change are fully expected, and thus are acceptable. It's only a problem if it comes up with no user input and anticipation.

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