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Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:59 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Windows locking up when closing game


The last two days that I've been on I've had an issue where upon closing down ARMA, the desktop hangs for a few seconds and then leaves me unable to click anywhere but in the teamspeak window. Closing teamspeak does nothing and I still cant click anywhere. There is nothing else running in the background and I can still navigate around with arrow keys, tab, etc. 

I can open task manager and can close processes with keyboard commands but I can't click anywhere in that window either. Clicking anywhere results in the window greying out like something else is open on top of it. The only solution I have for it at the moment is to just fully reboot the pc which isn't ideal. I have tried restarting windows explorer after closing out of everything, (recommended by someone on a forum somewhere) but this didn't work either.

The only other time this has ever happened to me was over a year ago when I had a joystick plugged in with teamspeak open. On closing ts, it froze everything up the same way requiring a reboot. I only have my mouse, keyboard and monitors plugged in now.
I can open and close teamspeak after the reboot with no issues but as soon as I start up arma and close it after playing, the problem returns. 

Any of you tech savvy guys have any idea what is happening as I'd like to not have to completely reboot every time I exit arma.


Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:08 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Something similar happens occasionally to me when modding.  Arma captures the mouse focus and does not release it when it arma closes.  The end result is that moving the mouse and clicking on any windows has not effect.

I find that by just opening and closing the task manager (using the keyboard) resolves the issue.


Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:24 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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I'll give that a go next time it happens. Cheers Lifetap 


Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:45 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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I have had it too, opening and closing Arma a million times a day for modding. I use the same fix as Lifetap, opening up task manager to get the mouse clicks back.


Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:17 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Good shout on that guys, just had it happen again and your fix worked. cheers 


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