Boot Runner not accepting keyboard input on boot


#1

Experiencing a bug where Boot Runner does not register keyboard input (directional left / right keys) when the Mac boots into macOS.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Power on Mac
  2. Boot Runner loads on top of macOS login window
  3. Pressing the left / right keys does nothing
  4. Click the mouse once to make Boot Runner “active”
  5. Boot Runner now accepts left / right keys, able to select a volume to boot

When logged in to macOS, logging out and using the left / right keys seems to behave correctly (after a little delay but that may just be me being impatient).

We are also using stock-standard Apple extended keyboard and mighty mouse.

Boot Runner 3.0.2 (29018)
Tested on macOS 10.12 and 10.13, same results

Any help is appreciated.


#2

Boot Runner does bring its window to the front but there is a 1 minute delay. If you wait for a minute after it shows, does the keyboard start working without clicking?

tim


#3

Unfortunately even after waiting 1 minute (we gave it 5 mins), keyboard input is not accepted until you click once to make the Boot Runner “active”.

Upon logout however, keyboard inout is accepted straight away.


#4

OK, i’ll investigate more. Boot Runner should handle this with a simulated mouse click to bring it to the front.

tim