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Flashing an update

sreenath reddy
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Hi

I have a requirement, where if a message arrives from a server, the IE window(which may in the task bar) should start flashing - indicating to the user that there has been some change. Does anybody have an idea how we can accomplish flashing of an IE or a browser window in the taskbar of a user?

I am using AJAX to get notified about the changes , but how can i show it to the user ? I thought of alert , but this won't work if the user has minimized the browser in which my application is working ..

Any help would be appreciated in this regard

Sreenath
Bear Bibeault
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There is certainly no standard way of doing this. Whether IE has some weird proprietary extension to do this I do not know.


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