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Old 11-10-2007, 06:21 PM   #1
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Dosbox - trapped focus in dosbox window.


I'm using Dosbox a lot under linux now - but I have one small niggle with it. I cannot alt tab out from the dosbox window to another window after running a dos game like, say BI2 or doom. ie, alt-tab doesn't do anything - I need to close the game and exit dos box before alt tab works again.
This is strange - anyone come across that? I have ubuntu 7.10 and running dosbox 0.71.
 
Old 11-10-2007, 06:40 PM   #2
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From the manual page (please check manual pages before posting questions):
Code:
SPECIAL KEYS
       ALT-ENTER   Go full screen and back.
       ALT-PAUSE   Pause emulation.
       CTRL-F1     Start the keymapper.
       CTRL-ALT-F5 Start/Stop creating a movie of the screen.
       CTRL-F4     Swap mounted disk-image (Only used with imgmount). Update directory cache for all drives!
       CTRL-F5     Save a screenshot.(png)
       CTRL-F6     Start/Stop recording sound output to a wave file.
       CTRL-ALT-F7 Start/Stop recording of OPL commands.
       CTRL-ALT-F8 Start/Stop the recording of raw MIDI commands.
       CTRL-F7     Decrease frameskip.
       CTRL-F8     Increase frameskip.
       CTRL-F9     Kill dosbox.
       CTRL-F10    Capture/Release the mouse.
       CTRL-F11    Slow down emulation (Increase dosbox Cycles).
       CTRL-F12    Speed up emulation (Decrease dosbox Cycles).
       ALT-F12     Unlock speed (turbo button).
 
Old 11-10-2007, 07:55 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by matthewg42 View Post
From the manual page (please check manual pages before posting questions):
Code:
SPECIAL KEYS
       ALT-ENTER   Go full screen and back.
       ALT-PAUSE   Pause emulation.
       CTRL-F1     Start the keymapper.
       CTRL-ALT-F5 Start/Stop creating a movie of the screen.
       CTRL-F4     Swap mounted disk-image (Only used with imgmount). Update directory cache for all drives!
       CTRL-F5     Save a screenshot.(png)
       CTRL-F6     Start/Stop recording sound output to a wave file.
       CTRL-ALT-F7 Start/Stop recording of OPL commands.
       CTRL-ALT-F8 Start/Stop the recording of raw MIDI commands.
       CTRL-F7     Decrease frameskip.
       CTRL-F8     Increase frameskip.
       CTRL-F9     Kill dosbox.
       CTRL-F10    Capture/Release the mouse.
       CTRL-F11    Slow down emulation (Increase dosbox Cycles).
       CTRL-F12    Speed up emulation (Decrease dosbox Cycles).
       ALT-F12     Unlock speed (turbo button).
doh! sorry matthew - missed that completely! Thanks.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 05:36 AM   #4
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Just because the answer to a question is in the man page, does not mean the poster of the question did not read the man page.
There have been many times when I have read man pages and missed a totally obvious switch or option. Perhaps the thing which helped me the most with man pages was not someone telling me to RTMP but when I found out how to search a man page.
It's really quite simple:
While viewing man dosbox type '/mouse' without quotes. There is your answer!

BTW you will not find that little hint by reading the man pages, because it's not in the man page.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 06:40 AM   #5
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Fair enough. I was a little tetchy
 
Old 11-11-2007, 02:47 PM   #6
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when I found out how to search a man page.
It's really quite simple:
While viewing man dosbox type '/mouse' without quotes. There is your answer!
That's a great tip! I must make a note of that one! Once I start using that trick a few times.. I won't know how I survived without it. And no harm done - I need a kick up the bum sometimes too. lol!
 
Old 11-11-2007, 05:22 PM   #7
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It's really quite simple:
While viewing man dosbox type '/mouse' without quotes. There is your answer!

BTW you will not find that little hint by reading the man pages, because it's not in the man page.
That's because the man pages don't know what program you're using as the "pager", and so can't give you the options.

Look in /usr/lib/man.conf, or wherever your distro keeps it, find the "PAGER" option and see what is used for your distro. You can then use any of the commands supported by that program.

Cheers.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 05:56 PM   #8
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Most Linux distros use less as the viewer for manual pages. Just press h while viewing a manual page to see lots of thing you can do.
 
  


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