Message indicator flash count under windows based on SPI_GETFOREGROUNDFLASHCOUNT is too short
davesiracusa at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 3 07:58:46 EDT 2010
Consideration for a much longer count or forever checkbox would be helpful.
Changing the FOREGROUNDFLASHCOUNT would affect other applications which want to reflect a transient state of not accepting a foreground change.
They would flash too long, some with no capability to stop flashing.
> Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 23:14:11 -0400
> From: pidgin at unreliablesource.net
> To: davesiracusa at hotmail.com
> CC: devel at pidgin.im
> Subject: Re: Message indicator flash count under windows based on SPI_GETFOREGROUNDFLASHCOUNT is too short
> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 05:47:47PM -0400, Dave Siracusa wrote:
> > I re-read what FOREGROUNDFLASHCOUNT: Set/Gets the number of times the Set Foreground Window flashes the taskbar button when rejecting a foreground switch request.
> > Seems like this system attribute is for a shortlived number of flashes, not really appropriate. I do think it best to be able to set our own count.
> > Regards,
> > Dave
> I would argue that since we are essentially mimicing the "reject[ion of] a
> foreground switch request" (that is we are pretending that a switch
> request was rejected and notifying instead) that it is still the correct
> I will note however that I wonder if our usage of a flash count is in fact
> the cause of the problem I mentioned where the icon doesn't stay
> highlighted but instead returns to normal and that perhaps we ought to be
> using FLASHW_STOP instead (though I'm uncertain how that would be intended
> to work with a specific count here).
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