Emulator Issues #8262

Separation of Controller Background Input and Hotkey Background Input

Added by GamingPhailer about 5 years ago. Updated 24 days ago.

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What's the problem? Describe what went wrong in few words.
The Background Input checkbox in the Controller settings and the keyboard settings seem to be linked. Changing one also changes the other.

What did you expect to happen instead?
They should be separated. For example it should be possible to check the box for Background Input in the controller settings while the one in the hotkey settings stays unchecked. So for example I can play a game without the Dolphin window being focused by Windows, but don't acidentally press the hotkey to load my savestate.

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Check/Uncheck Background Input in one of the Controller Configs or the Hotkey Config.

Dolphin 3.5 and 3.5-367 are old versions of Dolphin that have
known issues and bugs, so don't report issues about them and test the
latest Dolphin version first.
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Related issues

Related to Emulator - Emulator Issues #9406: Handle Background Input for Controllers and Hotkeys SeparatelyDuplicate


#1 Updated by skidau about 5 years ago

  • Issue type changed from Bug to Feature request
  • Category set to controls

#2 Updated by degasus almost 5 years ago

Better way: create a virtual "event" or flag, which signals if we are in fokus. So we could configure this per key itself.

#3 Updated by karasuhebi over 4 years ago

I second this request. Would love to have background input for controller but not for keyboard hotkeys. Thanks!

#4 Updated by Billiard26 over 1 year ago

#5 Updated by Billiard26 over 1 year ago

  • Assignee set to Billiard26
  • Status changed from New to Work started

#6 Updated by Billiard26 5 months ago

The only thing stopping me from fixing this is knowing where to put this new "Background Input for Hotkeys" checkbox.

I considered completely eliminating "Background Input" just for hotkeys, but apparently some people use it for TAS reasons.

So.. Where should the new checkbox go?

#7 Updated by Billiard26 2 months ago

  • Status changed from Work started to Fix pending

#8 Updated by Billiard26 24 days ago

  • Fixed in set to 5.0-11750
  • Status changed from Fix pending to Fixed

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