Emulator Issues #11976

Dolphin's GUI lockups when trying to close any background window

Added by 3x3cUt0r 5 months ago. Updated 5 months ago.

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Game ID? (right click the game in the game list, Properties, Info tab)


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What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.

If you open a config windows/tools (Settings, Graphics, Controllers, FIFO Player, NetPlay Setup] the underground background windows will be still active and if you try to close it (Clicking the X) the GUI will lockup (maybe due to a race problem) and Dolphin will unresponsible and eventually CTD, it doesn't happen in some windows (Resource Pack Manager, NetPlay Session Browser, About) because those windows doesn't allow to click background windows.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

Open any of the affected windows (there may be more) and try to close Dolphin using the X, that cause Dolphin to stop responding and CTD.

Is the issue present in the latest development version? For future reference, please also write down the version number of the latest development version.

Dolphin 5.0-11651

Is the issue present in the latest stable version?

No idea.

If the issue isn't present in the latest stable version, which is the first broken version? (You can find the first broken version by bisecting. Windows users can use the tool and anyone who is building Dolphin on their own can use git bisect.)

Didn't try.

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What are your PC specifications? (CPU, GPU, Operating System, more)

[Stock 6700k, Zotac 1080 Ti 442.19, Windows 10 1909 with latest updates including drivers]

Is there anything else that can help developers narrow down the issue? (e.g. logs, screenshots,
configuration files, savefiles, savestates)

I think this can be easily fixed not allowing to click background windows similar to the non-affected windows.


#1 Updated by JMC4789 5 months ago

I can't reproduce the issue, Dolphin closes fine here.

#2 Updated by Billiard26 5 months ago

I also cannot reproduce this.

#3 Updated by 3x3cUt0r 5 months ago

JMC4789 wrote:

I can't reproduce the issue, Dolphin closes fine here.

For me it closes but after becoming unresponsible and takes like 8 seconds.

#4 Updated by JMC4789 5 months ago

It's instant for me. Is there anything else going on? Maybe dolphin is writing to disk? Do you have a slower harddrive?

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