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Can't Alt + Tab out of game


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LordPenney set Reproducibility to Always.
LordPenney set Severity to Tweak.
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LordPenney set Legacy ID to 2592051670.May 7 2016, 10:34 AM

I agree, I was able to alt-tab out any number of times today to perform other tasks on my system.

KDN added a subscriber: KDN.May 7 2016, 10:34 AM
KDN added a comment.Mar 7 2013, 10:38 PM

It is random. I found one way to eliminate the problem by clicking on the feedback link and keeping it open on the desktop. After that I can go to the mission editor and Alt+Tab back and forth with no issue.
It also seems to work when a document is already open on the Desktop.

OS: windows 7 64bit

I find I only have this problem when not running the script editor (ARMAEdit).
I had the same issue in OA but to a lesser degree.

Bumgie added a subscriber: Bumgie.May 7 2016, 10:34 AM

This depends on wheter or not you have something to alt tab to in the desktop.

Close all programs and you dont have any pages where to alt-tab.

Keep browser open and you can alt-tab freely.

Khan added a subscriber: Khan.May 7 2016, 10:34 AM
Khan added a comment.Apr 16 2013, 3:05 PM

This issue was processed by our team and will be looked into. We thank you for your feedback.

Please keep the issue monitored to see when it is fixed.

I have the same problem. It started today after I updated to 0.56 stable. Of course I don't know if the update has anything to do with it or if it's just a coincidence. My OS is Win7 64 bit,too.

Anyway, have the devs found any solutions since mid-April or is the matter still being investigated?

In case someone is looking into this matter here is a little update:

I have deleted ArmA3 from the Steam library and downloaded the game again. No change, Alt-Tab still doesn't work. Steam verification confirmed that the game files are OK.

Then I changed from stable 0.56 to developer build 0.55 and Alt-Tab works again provided that another window is open on the desktop. It is not possible to Alt-tab to an empty destop. This would be nice if you want to open an application after having started to play Arma3.

Rok added a comment.Jun 27 2013, 8:04 PM

For me it's possible to tab out of the game to empty desktop.
BUT as soon as I start (for example) Firefox from desktop I'm switched back to Arma.
Also if I already have another program running and alt tab to it and then close that program I'm switched back to Arma.
Really annoying.

Win 8, 64bit

Yes I get that as well it's really annoying when it takes control and puts you back in the game.

Fank added a subscriber: Fank.May 7 2016, 10:34 AM
Fank added a comment.May 13 2014, 7:03 PM

Issue closed as obsolete. If you encounter this problem again, please create another ticket. Thank you.