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Stuck on Chat-Like Box - No way to get out!!!

Postby CaptainTech » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:32 pm

Hello. I am theTechLord, aka Captain Tech

First of all, the new Google Logo is Bloody Ugly. I just wanted to have said that.





My Problem:
I am unable to get out of this Chat window in the middle!!! (Please take a look at the Picture)
I have tried every possible keystroke, including F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11 and F12… Only combinations (Like STRG+R or CTRL+R) do something else than putting my keystrokes into this window. They do, what they're dedicated to.
But i am completely unable to do anything else! If i want to maximize Thrust, i try to press nine, but instead, this annoying chatbox is filling with nines. That's quite annoying and disturbing.



Is there any way to get out of this? The normal chat controls or ESC or any other Keystroke is useless. : ? :
ESC asks FlightGear to exit. And everything else i press just goes into that Chat Message Window.

I'd like to be enabled to use my keyboard again, without restarting FlightGear.




Where you see the 9999999999999999 in the Chat Window, i tried to make the thrust higher desperately. But i crashed into the ocean after my long flight.
I filled the MD-82 full of fuel. It started as American Airlines - Then i wanted to land as InselAir, because Insel is Island in German. Only 856 lbs from my 39187 lbs were left and i wanted to simulate a fuel emergency and land.



Thank you very much for considering my problem.


Maybe, this Information can help you solving my problem:

My current Computer (Since 2012) - Samsung 700-G7A S02
    16 GB RAM
    Octa-Core
    Free Space Storage on C:\ is 83 GB
    FlightGear-Version = 3.4.0
    SimGear 3.4.0
    OSG Version (OpenSceneGraph) = 3.2.1
    Build Number = 160
    GLSL-Version 4.0
    Max Texture Size = 16384 (=2^14)
    Depth Buffer Bits = 24
    Windows Version = 6.1 - Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit x64
    Air Temperature = 17°C
    CPU Temperature = 83.2°C (HWMonitor)
    GPU-Temperature = 81,6°C
    Relative Air Humidity = 54 %
    Air Pressure = 1016 hPa
    TZ00 and TZ01 (i don't know, what they are on CPUID's HW-Monitor) = 82°C
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Screenshot

Postby CaptainTech » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:39 pm

Here is a Picture of this annoying Chatbox:
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Re: Stuck on Chat-Like Box - No way to get out!!!  

Postby simbambim » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:58 pm

I know exactly what you're talking about, it happened to me too and is very annoying. Here is one suggestion what to do, unfortunately I can't confirm it's working.
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Thanks!!!

Postby CaptainTech » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:11 pm

simbambim wrote in Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:58 pm:I know exactly what you're talking about, it happened to me too and is very annoying. Here is one suggestion what to do, unfortunately I can't confirm it's working.

Thank you very much for your reply! :) :!:

I thought, that i am the only one, who has to struggle with this problem. I'm truly glad i'm not! :mrgreen:

I made this topic, because i found no thread about this problem anywhere else in the Internet. :?: :idea:
But i did not see, this page. Thanks
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Re: Stuck on Chat-Like Box - No way to get out!!!

Postby simbambim » Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:12 pm

So does it work?
Do you notice what causes this?
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Re: Stuck on Chat-Like Box - No way to get out!!!

Postby CaptainTech » Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:34 am

simbambim wrote in Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:12 pm:So does it work?
Do you notice what causes this?


It did not happen again, since i created this topic.
But i don't know what does cause it, otherways i would try that and see, whether it's possible to get out like this.
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Re: Stuck on Chat-Like Box - No way to get out!!!

Postby CaptainTech » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:12 pm

simbambim wrote in Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:12 pm:So does it work?
Do you notice what causes this?

Pressing ESC many times works!

Too bad, that all the opened dialogues also close (you've got to open them again), but you're rid out of this annoying chatwindow!
If you see the Exit-Flightgear-Window, just press ESC again, and FlightGear will not close. But the Chatwindow is vanished and all Flight Control Keystrokes are recovered!
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Re: Stuck on Chat-Like Box - No way to get out!!!

Postby CaptainTech » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:26 pm

@simbambim
CaptainTech wrote in Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:34 am:
simbambim wrote in Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:12 pm:So does it work?
Do you notice what causes this?



I have actually found out, what does cause this bug.
If the chat window with the chat history is opened, and if you press the [-] Button and then [1] (for Quick Chat Access), the bug will be caused.
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Re: Stuck on Chat-Like Box - No way to get out!!!

Postby Johan G » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:36 pm

Do you get that bug every time you do that? If so you may want to make the developers aware of it by registering a SourceForge account and report the bug on the bug/issue tracker (there is also a link on top of the forum pages). If they also can replicate the bug consistently it is highly likely that they will find a fix.
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Re: Stuck on Chat-Like Box - No way to get out!!!

Postby CaptainTech » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:13 pm

Every time. No exception.
But if the Chatbox is still visible, but the chat history not, i don't think, that this bug will be also caused. I did never try that.
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Happened again

Postby CaptainTech » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:55 pm

Hello.

It happened again!
And pressing ESC does not work.
Please Fix this bug in FlightGear 3.6
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Re: Stuck on Chat-Like Box - No way to get out!!!

Postby legoboyvdlp » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:01 pm

There will be no 3.6.
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Re: Stuck on Chat-Like Box - No way to get out!!!

Postby CaptainTech » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:01 pm

PS: I've got 40 GB RAM now.
And 512 GB SSD.
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Re: Stuck on Chat-Like Box - No way to get out!!!

Postby CaptainTech » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:02 pm

legoboyvdlp wrote in Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:01 pm:There will be no 3.6.

Then 3.8?
I saw this: http://www.flightgear.org/info/a-previe ... tgear-3-6/
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Re: Stuck on Chat-Like Box - No way to get out!!!

Postby PINTO » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:18 pm

To clarify, 3.6 exists as a release candidate. There will be no official 3.6 release.

Also, I've had this bug happen to me while using 3.6RC.
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