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On 1/22/2018 at 6:54 PM, damageinc86 said:

There's another thread about focus, but taskbar related.  I don't know what to do about this, but I've had focus problems since day one.  Except mine is always the taskbar showing up and staying visible even when I do click back into big box. 

did you ever work this out?

 

On 5/6/2019 at 2:24 PM, kaichou said:

OK, finally had time to come back to this.  This didn't seem the fix the focus issue.  I exit any Gamecube/Dolphin game, and it doesn't return focus to BigBox.  :( I'll keep searching google, but if you have any other ideas...

This might be the same losing focus issue I'm experiencing.
 

On 4/24/2019 at 8:56 PM, jayjay said:

RegainFocus.zip 2.48 kB · 5 downloads

Download this.

Right click on the zip file, properties and choose "Unblock".

Put the dll in plugins folder.

put .ahk in autohotkey directory.

Start a game in LB/BB.

Exit the game.

If you get a message box pop up that says "Hello".

Replace the .ahk with this one.

RegainFocus.ahk 391 B · 4 downloads

I think the issue is, the original .ahk had "Launchbox" but should be "LaunchBox"

This worked to not bring the taskbar up however I still have to physically click somewhere in BigBox. I'm using GameLoader ALL RH at the moment.

The following option fixed BigBox taskbar pop-up but its not available in newer versions so now BigBox taskbar pops up and also other emulators (I just dealt with but now I'm using others more so its annoying)

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Edited by wallmachine

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#NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
; #Warn  ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
#WinActivateForce
SetTitleMatchMode, 2
;Sleep, 2000
WinActivate, LaunchBox
ExitApp
#NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
; #Warn  ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
#WinActivateForce
SetTitleMatchMode, 2
;Sleep, 2000
WinActivate, LaunchBox
PostMessage, 0x112, 0xF030,,, LaunchBox
ExitApp
#NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
; #Warn  ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
#WinActivateForce
SetTitleMatchMode, 2
;Sleep, 2000
WinActivate, LaunchBox
WinMaximize, LaunchBox
ExitApp
#NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
; #Warn  ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
#WinActivateForce
SetTitleMatchMode, 2
;Sleep, 2000
WinRestore, LaunchBox
ExitApp

Try some of these. You might want to try mixing up the window commands. Other than that im out of idea's.

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20 hours ago, wallmachine said:

The following option fixed BigBox taskbar pop-up but its not available in newer versions so now BigBox taskbar pops up and also other emulators (I just dealt with but now I'm using others more so its annoying)

image.png.0ef92db639272d22dbd5caf6ed426d7c.png

Is there a reason to use the latest release? I dont know why this option was removed, we need it back.

I would revert back to the last version before it was removed.

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4 minutes ago, Juzzotec said:

Is there a reason to use the latest release? I dont know why this option was removed, we need it back.

I would revert back to the last version before it was removed.

Yeah I tried reverting but none of the downloads on the first page work... emucr some files it seems like people have played with and added different virus on some releases that I've grabbed. (not the normal virus it gets prompted for)

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I had this problem and managed to find a fix that works for me, at least for Retroarch.  In the manage emulators option under tools select edit under Retroarch and select the Game Startup Screen tab and check the box "Hide all windows that are not in exclusive fullscreen mode" Hope this helps someone.

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