When you change from one screen to another when a key is depressed on one computer that key remains on while you are on another screen, this causes a lot of issues when playing games on multiple computers or using push to talk in discord.
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I assume you mean modifier keys - Alt, Ctrl, Shift, etc.
While I have seen it myself, it's very rare and not reproducible reliably (unless you have found a method).
That said, if you double tap said key, it should end it being in that state.
----------------Sean DrohanStardock Customer Service Manager
It is any key.
It is extremely repeatable. The only way to clear the key being stuck down is to hit the key again.
I use WSAD to move in the game. If I am holding any of those keys down when changing screens the character will keep running in that direction.
In discord if I am holding down my push to talk combination it will keep the mic open until I press that key again.
Several people that play the same game with me and use discord have the same problem. We are usually playing on multiple computers at same time and it requires frequent screen switching.
A bunch of us use Multiplicity to multi-box across different computers in EverQuest.
It's super reproducible in this circumstance and causes us all sorts of trouble (push to talk not being released when I release a button when transitioning between computers while speaking in Discord might be the easiest repro step for you).
Install Discord (discordapp.com) on your main computer that is the server.
Set up a Push-To-Talk key in Discord and hold it down. Ensure that you see in Discord that you are transmitting as a result of your PTT key being held down.
Move the mouse to a second PC via multiplicity. Release your push to talk key. Notice that you are still transmitting in Discord.
I believe the issue is that when multiplicty transfers seamless control between 2 PCs, it doesn't signal the end of a keypress to the current machine that is receiving it.
keyup and keydown are usually 2 different events from the keyboard in most programming languages I have used. So my guess is discord is not receiving a keyup event when the focus is on another screen.
I don't doubt that you are seeing the issue, and I'll see if I can, but is it only with Discord? If not, what other apps?
What key combo are you using? Do any other (random) key combos not produce the issues (ones that do not involve the aforementioned modifier keys)?
This isn't related to modifier keys. My Push-to-talk with Discord is a key on my keyboard (I think it's scroll lock?) bound to a mouse button using razer's configuration options.
While likely unrelated (unless you have it enabled), MP has a hook for the scroll lock:
So I would like to eliminate it as a culprit candidate. Can you test mapping it to another key (one one of the F Keys perhaps)?
I would like to test such a remapping without the inclusion of the mouse mapping as well - again, just for testing.
Also, I would still like to know if you are only seeing this with Discord or with other apps / general use.
So far the only 2 programs I have been able to reproduce this on consistently are Discord and Everquest.
I rebound my push to talk key for discord to just the letter G and my mic still remained open when switching screens.
In Everquest any movement key WSAD, or arrows exhibit this behavior.
One thing I have noticed though after some testing is this only affects the Main computer, If you set up these programs on the remote machines they do not exhibit this behavior.
Does this happen after performing a 'clean boot':
Sean DrohanStardock Support Manager
Yes even after clean boot.
I have reproduced the issue in a few other games as well.But the most pressing program I need this fixed for is discord. Several people in my guild (play same game as me) experience this problem daily. So it's not a problem specific to one configuration unless somehow we all have managed to have the same misconfiguration. But that seems highly improbable.
It's a program with over 100 million (14 million daily) users I'm surprised more people haven't complained about this. But I guess the people that use discord and are playing the same game on multiple computers at the same time is a bit niche.
While I cant test with game you have mentioned (EverQuest for example). I will see what I can find with Discord but it will be some time before I can do so (a day or so).
It's been 2 weeks, just checking in.
In particular, your last statment, you are expecting MP to do something it cant (and should never); have a key state changed on the Primary while controlling a Secondary. There is never a reason that a key state on a Secondary PC should ever impact the state of a key on any other PC. The only case where a Primary can is if this feature is enabled:
I have two suggestions:
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