Win a copy of Murach's MySQL this week in the JDBC and Relational Databases forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Ron McLeod
  • Paul Clapham
  • Liutauras Vilda
Sheriffs:
  • paul wheaton
  • Rob Spoor
  • Devaka Cooray
Saloon Keepers:
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Holloway
  • Carey Brown
  • Frits Walraven
  • Tim Moores
Bartenders:
  • Mikalai Zaikin

Flashing an update

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 415
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
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
 
Sheriff
Posts: 67745
173
Mac Mac OS X IntelliJ IDE jQuery TypeScript Java iOS
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
There is certainly no standard way of doing this. Whether IE has some weird proprietary extension to do this I do not know.
 
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic