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Alt-Tab leaves remote system as if Alt is still pressed

By Don Eitner @FreihEitner
    2021-11-24 18:15:10.661Z2021-11-27 16:30:25.152Z

    First I love being able to work on my 2nd machine within a window on my primary desktop. Thank you.

    [edit: I am running in Chrome's "create shortcut" app mode, if that matters.]

    But when I use Alt-Tab (yes, I am an long-time keyboard user) to switch windows on my host machine (Windows 10 version 21H1), when I return to the guest or remote window that system's Windows (also Windows 10 version 21H1) still believes that the Alt key is being held down.

    Unless I remember to tap the Alt key after returning to the remote system's window, this causes unexpected behavior when I click links in web pages (downloads the page rather than browsing to it) or when I double click a desktop icon (I get the properties window instead of launching the file or app).

    Is there a way that TinyPilot can release the Alt key press on the remote system in the event of Alt-Tab, or just after some set period of seconds with no other activity going into the TinyPilot window?

    Solved in post #2, click to view
    • 2 replies
    1. Thanks for reporting this!

      I believe you're describing this bug. Is that correct?

      Our intended fix is that when the TinyPilot browser window loses focus, TinyPilot would release any modifier keys that are pressed. Would that work for you?

      1. FDon Eitner @FreihEitner
          2021-11-30 02:55:12.697Z

          Yes, that is exactly my issue and the suggested solution sounds like it will work. Sorry, I did not realize you had another site for bug reports.