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Managing the FSX Right-Click Context Menu

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Hi,

I run a multi-monitor touchscreen-based setup, with FSX and FS9 (both with registered FSUIPC) on Win7 x64.

I have been experiencing an annoying problem with the undocked 2-D cockpit panels on my touchscreens. Sometimes, while attempting to right-click on a button or knob I 'miss' the location, and touch an adjacent area where there is no clickspot, thus invoking instead the right-click context menu, with the options: Undock Window (ticked)/ Close Window/Hide Menu Bar, as seen in the screenshot:

A second (inadvertent) click on this will untick the option "Undock Window" causing the panel window to re-dock, thus upsetting the panel layout. I don't know if others have also experienced this while operating FS.

I am wondering if there is any way (lua script or xml gauge or windows registry edit or anything else) of managing the FSX Right-Click Context Menu to solve this problem. Possible strategies might include: (1) disable or toggle availability of the FSX right-click context menu, (2) edit (add an item to) the right-click context menu, so that the first item is "close the menu".

I would be grateful if others could share their thoughts or ideas about this.

Regards,

Chakko.


Chakko Kovoor

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You might try editing the mouse area(s) around the knobs to provide a wider/taller coverage area...


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Sir,

I am honoured that you should have contributed to my thread!

Yes, I can see how your suggestion will work, as would increasing the touchscreen area (monitor size), and hence the panel size and gauge size (while maintaining aspect ratio). Let me see how this works with some of my payware aircraft. I am concerned about how changing gauge size would affect associated bitmaps, and positioning with respect to other gauges on the same panel. 

I have sent you a PM with links to photos of my setup.

Regards,

Chakko


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