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This is not a bug. The sim closes when using ALT+F4 without a question. This is just an issue when using Nvidia overlay as this has shortcuts with ex. ALT+F3 for the filter. It is very easy to hit F4 instead of F3 and then just close the sim without a warning. Just something to be aware of…
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ALT+F4 while flying
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As a software developer myself since last 30 years I am fully aware of the functionality of the ALT+F4, but there is an easy method for the developers to include a warning before closing with this shortcut. Would be a good idea imo.
There’s a wishlist item on this subject, opened in 2021:
(The code of conduct for the forum forbids “enticing users to vote on specific issues or wishlist items” so I can’t tell people to vote on this wishlist item if they want developer attention for this extremely annoying issue that would be trivial to fix.)
oh my goodness, like someone else said… Alt F4 is a windows function from way back. Has nothing to do with MSFS. After you have hit it once or twice you will remember what Alt-F4 does. There, it is fixed for you now.
I guess every windows user are aware of the ALT+F4 shortcut. However it seems very few knows that the developer can make a warning or question if the application is about to exit. ALT+F4 does not have to be used as an instant kill switch. There are several known software titles that does not closes without a confirmation if u try to close them with ALT+F4.
We are running a flightsimulator, and many user are using shortcuts on their keyboards. Often in dark envoirement. It is very easy to hit ALT+F4 by a mistake. The user experience by instant killing the simulator mid air is just bad.
Some would like a confirmation before closing with alt+f4, others not. But there is a very easy task for the developers to include a confirmation it if they decide to do so.
Well, we shall see if the programmers see this as something they want to add to their ever expanding list of “To Do’s”… I suspect they will Ignore it since it is another one of those changes that some want and others do not. They may even have to have marching orders from Microsoft to make that change. Another reason they may take the easy ignore road.