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#1 Posted : Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:06:48 PM(UTC)
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Hi

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Discovered the successor StrokesPlus.net after setting up my new PC. I’m wondering if there’s any way to have it ignore right-clicks completely when disabled (ie inside an app that is on the ignore list). Games freeze for a second whenever I right-click. IIRC the old version did not have this issue. I’ve made a habit of closing StrokesPlus.net altogether whenever I play a game but this isn’t ideal.

I’ve used the original StrokesPlus for a very long time. Many thanks for this amazing piece of software that cannot be missed!
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:51:53 PM(UTC)
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Yeah, you definitely don't want to only have a game as an ignored app, because S+ still has to intercept the right-click and determine if it should be ignored - for a game, that's not good.

This is what I recommend:

1. For the ignored app definition in the Ignore List, check the box Disable S+ if this App Gains Focus
2. Options > Advanced - check the box Enable on No Ignore App Match

So now when the game becomes the foreground window, S+ will disable itself completely (not capture mouse events).
And when you tab out or exit the game, S+ will re-enable itself.

There's a WinEvent hook installed that Windows calls to tell S+ when the foreground window changes, which is how this logic works while S+ is disabled.

Note that the Enable on No Ignore App Match applies outside of the context of this game, so depending on how you use things, you could have S+ become enabled unexpectedly. Just so you remember this in case that happens and you're wondering what's going on. For most people, you probably won't run into.
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:37:15 PM(UTC)
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Thanks so much for your reply.

Unfortunately, this is how I had it set up already, but it looks like StrokesPlus.net may not be the problem: It seems to work fine with some games but not with others (eg Diabotical). Not sure what to make of it now. I reckon the original StrokesPlus would show the exact same behaviour.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, March 12, 2020 7:55:26 AM(UTC)
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But the issue goes away when S+ is closed?

Can you set the game into windows mode so you can see the tray icons? If you update Taskbar settings to set the S+ icon to always show, when the game is the foreground window the S+ icon should be grayed out.

If it's not, then there's either a bug, or the ignored entry for the game needs some tweaking as it's not being detected.
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#5 Posted : Thursday, March 12, 2020 5:00:50 PM(UTC)
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There are no issues with S+ closed. As expected, the tray icon is greyed out when it’s working, it remains blue when it isn’t. S+ doesn’t reenable itself upon closing the game. The issue doesn’t appear to be game-specific either. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

It seems to be related to the more recently made changes to Windows’ FSO (full-screen optimisations) which optimises full-screen apps including games to run in a hybrid windowed/full-screen mode for the benefits of both. This would explain why I wasn’t seeing the issue on another PC which is on an older Windows build still.

I really appreciate your help, thanks. I will remember to update this thread should I find out more, although it looks like S+ really isn’t the root problem here.
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