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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-4813288

Need a way to exempt some windows from disablement when a modal dialog is shown

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    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.4.1_05
    • Fix Version/s: 6
    • Component/s: client-libs
    • Subcomponent:
    • Resolved In Build:
      b38
    • CPU:
      sparc
    • OS:
      solaris

      Description

      In SunONE Studio/NetBeans, there are some serious problems in the relationship
      between the Help window and modal dialogs. We are using JavaHelp, and the help
      window is a Swing component in the same JVM as the rest of the application.

      The problem is this: When a modal dialog is shown, the Help window is frozen.
      Yet it is not uncommon for users to either want to browse the help to learn
      how to complete the dialog; also, invoking help from within a dialog is not
      uncommon.

      We currently use a workaround with some bad side effects; however, it must be
      true that anyone utilizing JavaHelp has this same problem. A clean solution
      would allow specific windows to specify (probably via client properties) that
      they are not to be disabled when a modal dialog is shown.

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              • Assignee:
                art Artem Ananiev
                Reporter:
                duke J. Duke (Inactive)
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