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Old 11-02-2009, 10:08 AM   #1
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OpenGL Mouse Capturing

When OpenGL runs in say a FPS game, the FPS captures the mouse and forces it to go to the center. This part is fine, but when you hit escape, for instance, and it goes into a menu screen, some games force the mouse to stay within the confines of the window, even when it's in windowed mode. Is there any way to disable this feature? I have wine set up to do what I want exactly, but some native Linux games will still do this.

Thanks in advance!
Old 03-18-2012, 04:18 AM   #2
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I realize this thread is from 2009 but I have the precise same question: how to uncapture the mouse from windowed OpenGL applications that capture the mouse?


Edit: failing a solution for releasing the mouse, is there at least a way to move the window on the screen?

Last edited by Martinus2u; 03-18-2012 at 04:35 AM. Reason: update


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