Window behavior on Mac

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13 Mar, 2010 01:09 PM

It seems that on Mac, beaTunes2 behaves like a dialog box. i.e. it doesn't show up in Spaces, and all the windows pin themselves to all the all the Spaces even though you haven't set that up in the Spaces setup. This is completely infuriating and is driving me to absolute distraction. No matter how useful an app is, if it breaks the most fundamental rules about how apps are supposed to behave, its not worth the effort.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 13 Mar, 2010 01:23 PM

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    You are absolutely right! It's quite infuriating!

    But unfortuntely I can't do anything about it as it's a problem in
    Apple's own implementation of Java - they broke their own platform.

    Afaik, there is a bug report about this pending, so we can only hope
    that they find the time to fix this soon. Unfortunately, Java support
    isn't really a priority at Apple anymore, so the few engineers they
    have, are working pretty hard.

    May I ask which version of beaTunes and OSX you are experiencing this



    Am 13.03.2010 um 14:09 schrieb Chris <[email blocked]

  2. 2 Posted by Chris on 14 Mar, 2010 06:29 AM

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    I'm a professional Java developer, who has to support Macs, so I'm all too familiar with Apple's lax attitude towards Java bugs. On the other hand, my apps don't behave this way. My guess is you're using a JDialog for your main window, which causes this behavior, but which you shouldn't really do.

    I'm on the latest beaTunes and OSX.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 14 Mar, 2010 09:42 AM

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    No - it's a JFrame with no special things attached.

  4. 4 Posted by Chris on 14 Mar, 2010 01:00 PM

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    You must be doing something a bit different because my apps don't do that, other than JDialogs. I mean, demos like these ones work fine:

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by hendrik on 14 Mar, 2010 10:13 PM

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    Hm... I just played around with it some on Leopard and it seems to behave correctly all the way. Is there maybe some beaTunes dialog still open on your system?


  6. 6 Posted by Chris on 14 Mar, 2010 10:33 PM

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    Yeah you're right, it happens when a dialog is open, and it happens on my apps as well. I might report it as well on the offchance Apple gets the message.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by hendrik on 15 Mar, 2010 09:16 AM

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    Good. Glad we found the issue.

    Also, I'm glad to notice that behavior actually has improved quite a bit - the bug I mentioned earlier seems to have been resolved (mostly).


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