OpenMSX and SynergyKVM

By o.geerdink

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20-09-2019, 23:57

I am using OpenMSX on Ubuntu (macbook pro) but also run Synergy KVM to control a dual screen Windows laptop. When I go to full screen mode the mouse is locked to the OpenMSX. I'd like to use the mouse in OpenMSX but be able to leave the macbook. This works fine in most full screen applications/games.

Is there a setting to achieve this or should I ask the developers of OpenMSX?

Ofcourse if I could increase the Window it would also help. It's scaled 4 times and still very small on my macbook (2560x1600 pixels 13 inch)

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By sdsnatcher73

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21-09-2019, 04:40

You should be able to leave fullscreen via keyboard, is the mouse still locked afterwards?

Also to get higher scale factors you could try building from source. The scale factor is limited by a static MAX_SCALE_FACTOR, which is set to 4 (not sure which file, no fgrep on my phone Wink). I have not tried it but I reckon increasing it to a value that suits your screen should work. Actually might be a good idea if such limits where not set on compile time but could also be tailored on runtime.

By o.geerdink

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21-09-2019, 07:34

Yeah but I don't want to leave full screen I want to be able to move the mouse to the other computer and back Big smile

I have decreased the macbooks resolution so the MSX window almost fills the screen which works allright.

By Manuel

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21-09-2019, 09:47

You could try a recent development version, it has better full screen support.

By Manuel

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21-09-2019, 14:54

@sdsnatcher73: increasing the maximum factor doesn't mean that the scaling will then just work... there is specific code for each scale factor needed. We do have plans to allow arbitrary scaling later though. Also, I know that Edwin worked on scaling up to 8x, but as far as I know, he didn't finish that (yet?). That was started exactly for this reason: the high DPI screens that nowadays are available. Perhaps you can poke him to finish it Smile

By Grauw

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21-09-2019, 14:59

On my Macbook Retina 2x scaling is about 1/4 of the screen (I use it most), and iirc factor 4 is larger than fits vertically.