Plamsa::PopupApplet and modal dialogs

Amos Kariuki amoskahiga at
Fri May 22 02:17:18 CEST 2009

On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 4:17 AM, Marco Martin <notmart at> wrote:

> what kind of applet is?
I was working on the uShare front-end applet

> does make more sense that is automatically closed when it loses focus or not?
> if not you can set it as passive setPassive(true) and wouldn't be
> automatically closed anymore
That's actually a plausible approach for my case and I may switch to
it--my only reservation is that it may not be very intuitive as to how
you close the passive dialog.  My ideal scenario would however be to
preserve the auto-hide feature since it's not an applet that needs to
display any active data and there is little reason to have it
continuously visible.

On a less specific note and from a general UI guideline point of view
however, is there a reason why a Popup applet needs to auto-hide when
it displays a modal dialog?  Maybe it's just me, but it seems strange
(from a UI perspective) to have a modal dialog displayed without a
visible parent.

Thanks for the suggestions Marco,

Amos Kariuki

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