Bugs item #1683373, was opened at 2007-03-19 03:55
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Category: win32
Group: 2.0.0 beta 6
>Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Private: No
Submitted By: nodeax (nodeax)
Assigned to: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Summary: flashes too much on new message. 

Initial Comment:
OS: Windows XP

When I enable Flash window when IM is recived in Preferences->conversation the 
window flashes continiusly till i click on it or on the main gaim window. 

However it should stop flashin if I have enabled prevent applications from 
stealing focus -> flash taskbar button 3 times in (General -> Focus) Tweak UI 
of XP powertoys. 

So the expected behavior is when the focus is on some other window and i get a 
message in a minimized window the window should flash for 3 times and stop. 
This is not so, it keeps flashing till i click it. How do I stop this? I do not 
want to disable the option of flashing totally.

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>Comment By: nodeax (nodeax)
Date: 2007-03-20 19:33

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Hi datallah, thanks for your prompt response. 

I tried disabling taskbar flashing and enabling "raise conversation
window". It never flashed, and seemed to have no effect. I also tried
enabling flashing and "raise conversation window" and it dint help.

I also had another question, is there a way I can the a new message
window(when I get a new IM) minimized to the taskbar(and flash) instead of
the current option of to the system tray (a bubble on the gaim icon). I am
facing this problem because I have autohide taslbar enabled because of
which I cant see the new message but I do not want all messages to popup
too...

This would be a nice feature to have in future, if many people want it :)
Thanks for your time again.


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Comment By: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Date: 2007-03-20 17:37

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As lschiere mentioned, the "prevent focus stealing" has nothing to do with
gaim's window flashing.  Gaim is flashing the window and not focusing it.

You're asking for a feature that doesn't exist.

It *may* be possible to get the Tweak UI flash 3 times to kick in if you
disable gaim's built-in taskbar flashing and use the "Message Notification"
plugin to "Raise conversation window" - since that will effectively be
"stealing focus."

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Comment By: Luke Schierer (lschiere)
Date: 2007-03-19 14:24

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flashing has nothing to do with "stealing" focus.  

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Comment By: nodeax (nodeax)
Date: 2007-03-19 03:58

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The above behavior works with Yahoo messenger (conversation window flashes
3 times and stops)

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