Using the Escape key in any application while working full screen

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Symptoms

When working in Awingu's full screen mode, the browser interprets the [Esc] key as a trigger to close the full screen.

 

Cause

When entering a shortcut key on the keyboard, it is processed in this order.
Only the first item in this list which recognizes the keyboard shortcut, will use it and processing stops.

 
  1. Operating system (OS).
  2. The window in focus (the browser),
  3. Awingu.

This is why some shortcuts get picked up before they reach the Awingu input.

 
Unfortunately, Awingu has no influence on this behavior, nor can Awingu change this behavior of the browser, as the shortcut keys are defined by the browser itself. This is why there are on-screen keyboard shortcuts available as a workaround for shortcut keys which are first detected by the OS and/or browser and therefore cannot be passed to Awingu.
 
As of now, it also doesn't seem possible to change the key used by the browser to trigger an exit out of the browser's full screen mode.

 

Resolution

 

 

Here are two very different approaches:

 

 

 

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