Alt + Tab Crash

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    Steps to reproduce:

    1. open Constrict 2

    2. Alt + Tab

    3. Message box Construct 2 game creator has stopped working. only happens on home page.

    Observed result:

    Program crashes with or without projects loaded. Its seem to only happen when you save older project within new build. It dose not happen when you make a new project and save it. Only happens when you save old project.

    Expected result:

    tab to other program

    Browsers affected:

    Chrome: yes/no yes

    Firefox: yes/no yes

    Internet Explorer: yes/no

    Operating system & service pack: Windows 8 64bit

    Construct 2 version: Beta R135

  • This could be related to odd crashes related to the Alt key. They aren't usually common enough to recreate though..

    This is definitely recreatable though. I just confirmed it first try.

  • It doesn't happen on a newly created project. It odd that it happens on the Start Page when no other projects opened. I seen it happen with a old saved project r134 and reopened and saved the project in r135. I will test the other PC for the same issue.

    Edit: Happens on both computers.



  • Just installed R135 and this reproduces for me as well which makes it pretty much unusable. Launch construct, press alt+tab and it crashes. Ashley any chance for a quick interim build to resolve the alt+tab issue?

  • Same here, alt+tab = crash.

  • Same issue here.

    I am getting it even without having any project opened

  • Actually, simply pressing alt causes C2 to crash even on start page.

    Probably some issue with the recent changes on the UI library (keeping the folders, maybe the custom themes).

    (win 7 - pro 64bits - SP1)

  • same here...

  • Oops - the change so that 'alt' stops snapping in the layout view accidentally assumes that a layout view is always visible. It shouldn't crash if you have a layout open, but it does crash if one isn't open. It's fixed in the next build.

    I don't think we'll issue a quick fix for this. Builds can be pretty time consuming sometimes, and problems are to be expected in beta releases. If it's a big deal for you, roll back to r134 for the time being (or try to remember not to press alt :P)

  • The alt key caused random crashes before all this, with more people pressing it more often we may see a lot more of that...

    I popped back in here because I just pressed alt to see if the toggle bookmarks showed a hotkey in the event pane, and it crashed while editing Pucked.

  • Yeah, I should add that I get this behavior on Windows 7 64bit and Windows 8 64bit as well.

  • Was going nuts trying to find out why Construct was crashing. Mine crashes by just pressing Alt to voice chat. Glad to see it's fixed in the next build, though! :)

  • Hi Ashley,

    Awaiting very eagerly a new build to fix this - almost a week now.

    Please, be so kind to speed up the next build :-)

    Huge thanks,


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  • Same issue here :(

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