Medvish Dec 15, 2012 @ 9:27pm
Can't change the volume inside a game.
In a linux game same keys won't work, but if you press SHIFT + TAB that same keys become active again.
I've seen this before outside steam too, some linux games don't allow you to use alt+tab or alt+F4 too.
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soulflare Dec 16, 2012 @ 3:02am 
Jojko Jul 22, 2013 @ 9:03am 
In my case, when i am changing volume, game crashes (Half Life and Dota 2)
aliceif Jul 22, 2013 @ 11:15am 
Blame the way X11 handles fullscreen in conjunction with volume keys.
I am pretty sure valve can not do anything about it.
And it is not just steam apps that have that issue. Dosbox or meritous for example block volume keys in fullscreen, too.
Some games and programs however use something called "Windowed Fullscreen" (they basically create a window in the foreground that is as large as the screen but has no borders) which circumvents that issue. Those however are rather rare (KEGA Fusion and Path of Exile (which only runs in WINE though) come to mind).
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[M$] Bill Gates Jul 22, 2013 @ 1:20pm 
Some games integrate well with Xorg some don't those that don't won't allow you to change volume in fullscreen.
Medvish Jul 22, 2013 @ 8:22pm 
So we have to wait for MIR to "fix" this?
TheSniperFan Jul 23, 2013 @ 6:14am 
@Medvish: Haha, fat chance. xD

I had this issue in SPAZ. It worked fine after I enabled the SteamOverlay in game. (Shift + Tab)
arc| Gps Jul 23, 2013 @ 7:39am 
I only disagree on one thing. Some games on windows wont let me alt tab either.
[M$] Bill Gates Jul 23, 2013 @ 7:50am 
Originally posted by Medvish:
So we have to wait for MIR to "fix" this?
Probably will be fixed with Wayland, but it's been shown that you can integrate fullscreen games with Xorg regardless so other developers just need to figure out what to do and we should be fine.
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Date Posted: Dec 15, 2012 @ 9:27pm
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