Emulator Issues #12744

Hotkeys Are Broken

Added by ZephyrSurfer 7 days ago. Updated 3 days ago.

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Game Name?


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


MD5 Hash? (right click the game in the game list, Properties, Verify tab, Verify Integrity button)


What's the problem? Describe what went wrong.

Hotkeys stopped working. I've been trying the fullscreen shortcut.

What steps will reproduce the problem?

Play a game. Press ALT + ENTER

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

Yes, 5.0-15568

Is the issue present in the latest stable version?

No, 5.0

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.)


If your issue is a graphical issue, please attach screenshots and record a three frame fifolog of the issue if possible. Screenshots showing what it is supposed to look like from either console or older builds of Dolphin will help too. For more information on how to use the fifoplayer, please check here:

[Attach any fifologs if possible, write a description of fifologs and screenshots here to assist people unfamiliar with the game.]

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

GTX 1060
Windows 10

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

Let me know, I'll see what else I can do.

GBA_5.0-15559.ini (358 Bytes) GBA_5.0-15559.ini Default 5.0-15559 Works ZephyrSurfer, 11/26/2021 08:09 PM
GBA_5.0-15561.ini (198 Bytes) GBA_5.0-15561.ini Default 5.0-15559 Broken ZephyrSurfer, 11/26/2021 08:10 PM


#1 Updated by MayImilae 7 days ago

  • Status changed from New to Invalid

Unable to reproduce in 5.0-15568. Please be sure to check for configuration issues before posting an issue report.

#2 Updated by ZephyrSurfer 7 days ago

Not only did I check for configuration issues I ran through and made a bisect which I have provided.

I can even reproduce this when I rename the global dolphin directory and download the latest development build and put it in portable mode.

It works in 5.0-15559

It is broken in 5.0-15561 ->

#3 Updated by JosJuice 6 days ago

  • Regression start set to 5.0-15561
  • Regression changed from No to Yes
  • Milestone set to Current
  • Status changed from Invalid to New

That bisect makes sense, so I'm willing to reopen this.

#4 Updated by ZephyrSurfer 5 days ago

I figured out what's breaking. This affects a lot more than hotkeys it also affects emulated Wii Remotes, GBA etc.

If a new user runs 5.0-15559 it will write correct configuration files.

If a new user runs 5.0-15561 or newer it will not write the "Device" line in the configuration files.

#5 Updated by ZephyrSurfer 5 days ago

Made a typo and wrote the same build on both uploaded file descriptions but the broken one is 5.0-15561 like I mentioned above.

#6 Updated by filoppi 4 days ago

I've been able to reproduce this, and it seems that indeed starting from 5.0-15561, the device lines are not written to the config files.
I will take a look at the code.

#7 Updated by filoppi 4 days ago

Try this PR please, it should fix it:

#8 Updated by ZephyrSurfer 3 days ago

I've commented already on the PR but yeah this solves the issue. Tested on Windows 10.

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