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

Kevin Decker kdecker at apple.com
Fri Dec 29 15:59:34 PST 2006

On Dec 29, 2006, at 3:47 PM, Kevin Decker wrote:

> 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:

Doh! Sorry about that.  The Apple Radar bug number I filed is 4902997.


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