Sticky CMD key after cmd+tab into client

If I ‘cmd+tab’ into a running client … the client keep treating all the keys I press as if the cmd key was still depressed.

This means every time I cmd+tab to a new client, I MUST hit the cmd key a single time before the keys work as expected.

If you’re running two clients and need to respond quickly - forgetting to do this, means I get lots of UI windows opening up before I remember … grrr.

Note: tried multiple keyboards with the same effect.

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Having the same issue. It reproducible like 8 times out of 10 in fixed window mode. Please fix maybe? :slight_smile:

clicking between clients or other programs seems to carry random sticky modifiers that leads to totally unexpected behavour when click of type. Very hard to work with. I think pressing all the modifiers in turn after switching seems to reset it but has wrecked multiboxing on a mac for me

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I haven’t been multiboxing recently, but this is what I used to do:

  1. Apple Menu > System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Mission Control
  2. Find the keybinding for “Mission Control” among the checkboxes. For the purposes of these instructions, I’m going to assume it’s F16 (which is what I have it set to; I’ve got an Apple Extended Keyboard.)
  3. Press F16 to open up Mission Control.
  4. Across the top there should be a gray bar (or, at least, differently-colored than your background desktop image). On the right end, there should be a very faint + sign. If your eyesight is not good, it’s very easy to miss. But, click on the + to add another Desktop. I have 3 of them, and I’ll assume that for these instructions.
  5. Go back to the System Preferences. In the same Keyboard > Shortcuts > Mission Control panel, you should see a second “Mission Control” entrry with a triangle; click on the triangle to expand it.
  6. You can now set keybindings for Desktops 1, 2, and 3. I use F17, F18, and F19.
  7. In the EVE Launcher, set your launcher to delay each client startup by 20 seconds. (I found that this worked for me well in the past; you might need to experiment.)
  8. Launch your selected clients. Be in Desktop 1 when you start the process.
  9. When the EVE Online window appears, hit F18.
  10. When the second EVE Online window appears, hit F19.
  11. When the third EVE Online window appears, you can wait for the clients to finish startup and then switch between the clients with F17, F18, and F19.

I’m HOPING this still works. Personally, I’m still trying to figure out how to get my clients to recognize the Option key as Alt, as that is my big hiccup, right now.