Oh sorry, I totally forgot to check it out on GitHub too, I thought it was something new because I hadn't noticed it until this last build... I will sign up on Github to receive notifications about the project issues.
I also do not intend to add any priority or hurry to the printer or any other experimental function, I just wanted to report that it seemed to work fine, and yes, it was actually working fine!
after further testing I can confirm that commenting out those lines doesn't seem to do anything adverse to mouse capture, what was really wrong was that my mouse middle button switch was a bit corroded and becoming unresponsive
Actually the mouse and keyboard stopped responding under DOS or Windows because they freeze during the printing of each page... I haven't used parallel port printers for 23 or 24 years but I think that happened with physical machines too, at least an old flatbed scanner that I used up until 2005 did freeze windows 9x/ME completely while it was sending back the image to the computer.
Although I only tested the printing from MS-DOS 6.22 + Windows 3.11 and only with PNG/BMP/TIFF/Redirect to real printer outputs, both in single and multi page mode, and redirected to the "Microsoft Print to PDF" virtual printer.
The only problem is due to bug #90 too, in multipage mode with real printer the output file (since I'm printing to a PDF file) remains open and can't be used by other programs until the pcem process is killed with the task manager.
Here are a few things I've made a note of in case they are of any help, just ignore what you already know:
- Sometimes Windows 10 starts to create the PDF file like 10-30 seconds after exiting PCem (while it's still running windowless) and then a few times PCem finally ended its process when printing was done, but only a few times.
- Printing from W3.11 Write and Paint is fine but Notepad fails every time, sometimes Windows just vanishes and PCem continues running DOS apparently OK and other times it closes the whole PCem...
- Printing from MR 386DX CMOS setup using print screen key closes PCem too.
- Printing from DOS using print screen key or from edit.com won't launch the printer setup dialog until enough text (a whole page?) was sent to the printer.
I'm going reinstall my PS file viewer/converter because it refused to work after years without working with PS files (since Windows got the "Microsoft Print to PDF" virtual printer) and then will test a bit the PS output.