How do I know that the game window is on top of other windows?

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By Tort

Hey. How do I know that the game window is on top of other windows?
I need to pause the game when the game window is minimized or under another window.

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:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: Jowan-Spooner

Hey Tort,

by having a quick look at the documentation I found that OS has some nice properties called window_minimized and window_maximized. That’s the easier part. Being notified when the window leaves focus is a little more complex, though pretty logical. This is the solution I found on reddit.

Add this to any script. Should work.

func _notification(what):
    match what:
            # the game window just lost focus from the operating system

Detects minimizing, too. Of course there is NOTIFICATION_WM_FOCUS_IN too but you maybe don’t want to resume the game in the very moment the player opens the game again.

Hope it helps.
Btw want to make clear I didn’t know one of these ways either. Google did. :-]

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~ OS — Godot Engine (3.1) documentation in English

Thanks, I found it. But unfortunately it does not work with a Steam overlay (shift+tab).

Tort | 2019-05-10 16:52

That might be more complicated, but there’s this cool plugin called GodotSteam. Here’s a link to its documentation. Maybe you will find something useful there.

Jowan-Spooner | 2019-05-10 19:08

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