Key down events with a Physics Tilemap can fail in Edge

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  • Problem Description

    When an immovable Physics behaviour tilemap is in a layout 'key down' events fail in Edge

    Attach a Capx!AnzkE7yFwDAQgehlNrznFaMQqZNP9A

    Description of Capx

    Play and this capx displays a text message about whether the W key is held down or not. There are also some tiles of a physics behaviour tilemap in the same layout. In Edge, the keydown events are often missed.

    Steps to Reproduce Bug

    • Step 1: Hold W down for a few seconds and observe text
    • Step 2: release W for a few seconds and observe text
    • Step 3: repeat above (6-10 times should be sufficient) IMPORTANT: do not press other keys, touch the mouse or touch screen during this test as it corrects the defect.

    Observed Result

    In Chrome, FF, and IE, the capx behaves as expected. Edge, however, tends to miss key down/up events.

    Expected Result

    games in Edge to know when keys are up or down with a Physics tilemap present

    Affected Browsers

    • Edge: (YES)
    • Chrome: (NO)
    • FireFox: (NO)
    • Internet Explorer: (NO)

    Operating System and Service Pack

    Windows 10 - note it recently installed the anniversary update

    Construct 2 Version ID

    The latest non-beta, I think, r233. 64bit

  • I can reproduce. It looks like a very weird issue: keyboard input and physics have literally nothing to do with each other, they are entirely separate in the C2 codebase. I guess this is some kind of bug with Microsoft Edge, particularly since all the other browsers work, so you should probably report it here instead:

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  • Ok, thanks, I figured as much. I'm a bit of a computer ignoramus, but will try to report as an edge bug.

  • I am having the same issue in edge as well as a released app. I originally noticed it after the windows anniversary release but I also updated to the latest version of Construct 2 239 at about the same time.

    I just tested an older version of my app in both edge and ie. It has the problem in edge but not ie. So it is most lkely due to the anniversary windows release.

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