mute the game while alt-tabbed

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Re: mute the game while alt-tabbed

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Thu Apr 14, 2022 9:35 am
Is this feature really that hard to implement?.. Many games have it like Path of Exile, Dota 2, even saw it in Darkest Dungeon... If I didn't knew, I would bet everything that Factorio is one of the games where it definitely should have been as I think many people often stay AFK... As for me, every time I play Factorio there is a volume mixer next to it, and sometimes I'm too lazy to switch and play without sound which does reduce experience from game... :<
If you afk while playing factorio, you are doing it wrong :D
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imTheSupremeOne wrote:
Thu Apr 14, 2022 9:35 am
Is this feature really that hard to implement?.. Many games have it like Path of Exile, Dota 2, even saw it in Darkest Dungeon... If I didn't knew, I would bet everything that Factorio is one of the games where it definitely should have been as I think many people often stay AFK... As for me, every time I play Factorio there is a volume mixer next to it, and sometimes I'm too lazy to switch and play without sound which does reduce experience from game... :<
Well, it had been moved to “won’t implement” by the devs. See back in this thread. Starts about here viewtopic.php?p=539151#p539151 and goes for two pages till viewtopic.php?p=552090#p552090

Mainly, because there are either operating system tools to mute sound of not focused windows or there are free tools that do it. You need to go back in thread to find them.

Nonetheless I struggled hard to not move it back to suggestions because I think it’s a legitimate and clear suggestion (it would be nice, if Factorio does it, not some tools) and I don’t see or understand the technical reason not to do it. I see of course, that it is in concurrence to the other suggestions and has a low chance of implementating it. But that’s a completely different problem.
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well, other OS like MacOS and Linux have this functionality built-in. Complain to Microsoft? Run WSL2 on Windows with the KDE environment and finally have quick mute icons on the taskbar buttons?

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ptx0 wrote:
Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:37 pm
well, other OS like MacOS and Linux have this functionality built-in. Complain to Microsoft?
Why not complain to both?
Most other game developers realized that shortcoming of Windows and added an option to mute on loosing focus into their game.
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Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:37 pm
Run WSL2 on Windows with the KDE environment and finally have quick mute icons on the taskbar buttons?
.. or run Factorio through Borderless Gaming

PS: How does that feature in MacOS and Nix work?
Do you have to click on a mute symbol in the taskbar after tabbing out? That'd be even worse than what we have on Windows.

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Optera wrote:
Sun Apr 24, 2022 4:45 am
PS: How does that feature in MacOS and Nix work?
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That'd be even worse than what we have on Windows.
ah, but at least it works.

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