Apple Laptop low battery niggle.

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Apple Laptop low battery niggle.

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Running Oolite 1.62 full screen on an iBook G4 (OS10.4).

When I get a battery low error, oolite stays full screen, but the (invisible) dialog box gets the keystrokes. So I fly in a level straight line until I plug in the power supply.

(just a niggle)

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Re: Apple Laptop low battery niggle.

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st3f wrote:Running Oolite 1.62 full screen on an iBook G4 (OS10.4).

When I get a battery low error, oolite stays full screen, but the (invisible) dialog box gets the keystrokes. So I fly in a level straight line until I plug in the power supply.
Harrumph!

I'm not sure how to deal with that problem. I used Apple's own examples to sort out the full-screen display and it's supposed to keep the input focus while it's doing so. Anyone?
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You could call it a problem with the OS and leave it at that. Having died once with my PSU in a different room, I make sure that I keep an eye on my battery life or play on mains power.

A workaround could be to pop into windowed mode when the battery warning pops up but, never having programmed a Mac, I have no idea if that bit of information is broadcast or trappable. As I said, it's a niggle rather than a problem and is only worthy of a fix if it's an easy one or it's a bit of code you were going to visit anyway.

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