[webkit-dev] feature request-webkit should send update events on minimization

Kevin Decker kdecker at apple.com
Fri Dec 29 15:47:48 PST 2006

On Dec 28, 2006, at 2:38 AM, Gurmit Teotia wrote:

> Hi,
> We've developed an application using WebKit and Flash. As soon as
> we're minimizing the main window, flash application was stopping the
> execution. It was obvious as WebKit was stopping update events upon
> minimization.
> WebDashboardBehaviorAlwaysSendActiveNullEventsToPlugIns is declared
> but is not used anywhere, looks redundant code. Later I achieved that
> by removing the "WebNetscapePluginEmbeddedView" instance from default
> notification center for
> notifications-NSWindowDidMiniaturizeNotification and
> NSWindowDidResignKeyNotification. To me it does not matter if flash
> play at same speed while window does not have focus.
> I don't know till when this solution will work so I'd like to suggest
> that you must give some option in public API so that WebKit does not
> stop update events upon minimization.

I agree; API to control null event throttling behavior is the most  
ideal and safe solution.  Since I don't think we have a bug to  
represent the task of bringing this control to API, I filed the bug:


> I don't know if this is the right place to suggest feature request. If
> it's not then please suggest me the address.
> Thanks,
> Gurmit
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