<AWT Dev> [9] Review request : 8038919, Requesting focus to a modeless dialog doesn't work on Safari

mikhail cherkasov mikhail.cherkasov at oracle.com
Mon Oct 6 07:08:23 UTC 2014

Hi Anton,

it's window problem, toFront doesn't work for windows when embedded 
frame in browser is active.
Mac ignores toFront, because it recognizes browser is active application 
and doesn't
allow to java process activate its window.
So the problem occurs only when we call toFront on Windows and embedded 
frame is active, hence
fix should be done in Window's toFront method.


On 10/3/2014 5:48 PM, Anton V. Tarasov wrote:
> Hi Mikhail,
> Can we get rid of that "instance of"? I think it makes sense to create 
> a new LWEmbeddedFramePeer class with toFront overriden. Then we can do 
> all the verifications gracefully and call 
> platformWindow.toFrontIgnoringOtherApps() (new method). I would also 
> rename LWCToolkit.activateApplication to match its native API call.
> What do you think?
> Regards,
> Anton.
> On 16.09.2014 15:39, mikhail cherkasov wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> please review the fix
>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mcherkas/8038919/webrev.01/
>> bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8038919
>> The problem appears if we trying to call toFront when embedded window 
>> is active in browser, this
>> call is ignored, because for macosx the browser process is active and 
>> it ignores
>>  [nsWindow orderFront:nsWindow] call to java process windows.
>> To fix this issue I use  [NSApp activateIgnoringOtherApps:YES]; 
>> before  [nsWindow orderFront:nsWindow]
>> if an embedded frame is active window.
>> Thanks,
>> Mikhail.

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