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MarkDH

P3D v4.2 and uiautomation bug?

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Is the uiautomation bug still an issue in P3Dv4? I am asking because I seem to fairly reliably get a strange problem when I have been doing a lot of fiddling with the menus. I have not investigated this methodically but I thought I would ask first. When this happens P3D stays running but the reliable symptom is that Windows no longer responds to mouse clicks. The mouse pointer is visible but clicks are ineffective in any application. The mouse pointer soon also slows down to a crawl. The situation appears unrecoverable and if I try to shut down Windows it hangs at the 'shutting down' screen and I have to do a hard reboot.

BTW I also notice that my LINDA events stop working, so it could actually be a LINDA problem.

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Not relevant in P3D v4.

 

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2 hours ago, vgbaron said:

Not relevant in P3D v4.

Oh well, guess I have to look somewhere else :huh:

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Hi Mark

Do you use the Saitek trim wheel at all? Your symptoms sound very similar to what happens to me when I use the trim wheel in P3D without first activating it in windows before starting the sim. If I start windows and then turn the wheel a couple of times so that it makes a little sound - registering the device in windows, I can use it fine in P3D. If however I forget to do that and start using it when I'm in P3D, the sim slows down and the mouse movements become very slow and jerky and I can't click on anything. Then I try to restart windows and it just hangs indefinitely making me have to just switch off the computer.

It sounds very similar to what you have described.

Cheers

Stu

16 hours ago, MarkDH said:

Oh well, guess I have to look somewhere else :huh:

 

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3 hours ago, stufer said:

Do you use the Saitek trim wheel at all? Your symptoms sound very similar to what happens to me when I use the trim wheel in P3D without first activating it in windows before starting the sim. If I start windows and then turn the wheel a couple of times so that it makes a little sound - registering the device in windows, I can use it fine in P3D. If however I forget to do that and start using it when I'm in P3D, the sim slows down and the mouse movements become very slow and jerky and I can't click on anything. Then I try to restart windows and it just hangs indefinitely making me have to just switch off the computer.

It sounds very similar to what you have described.

Yes I do have the trim wheel and it does behave as you describe (which it always used to do in FSX too). Given that you have the same issue I will try experimenting with that to see if it helps. I will report back...

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