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Author Topic: Ask Reuben 60 - Focus Stealing  (Read 2632 times)
Reuben B.
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« on: December 23, 2020, 12:07:46 am »

Older PC users may remember back to a distant time when they could be typing away in Word / Excel etc and all of a sudden a modal dialog would appear that read something like “You have new mail, do you want to read it now?”  The keystrokes they were typing would suddenly be diverted away from the application they were in, and instead be captured by that dialog.  If the modal dialog had a Yes/No button then it might be answered unintentionally by the user typing Y, N or Enter etc.  This concept of an application grabbing the focus from the current application is known as Focus Stealing.

It comes to light in the Genero world when users expect the Genero Desktop Client (gdc.exe) or Browser to steal the focus from the current application that might have the focus, where that application is typically a terminal emulator or Genero Studio or another application.

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