ericgus wrote:Looks like Paradroyd figure out the issue somewhat.. seems the modifier keys get "stuck" and the core thinks the key is being held down (when its not)
seems if you try tapping either (or) both alternatively the left CTL or the left ALT a few times it will eventually restore the functionality when it gets messed up after restarting the core.. He mentioned other cores sometimes are afflicted with this issue as well (FXcast atari st core being one he mentioned).. hopefully he will post a reply and explain his findings in detail but it seems to be a bug with the keyboard handler ..
Basically, it's any modifier key that can get stuck. It could be either ALT key. Sometimes the CONTROL key or even one of the shift keys, though if it happens with one of the shift kys things will generally still work, you'll just have caps when you shouldn't. The problem seems to be that it's sometimes missing the key-up event(s) when the core resets. Tapping whichever modifier key is "stuck" will send the proper key-up event and release it.
I've really only seen this particular problem on the 64 core (though it could exist elsewhere).. The input issue I've seen on FXcast is a completely different (probably unrelated) problem.