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Old 03-29-2016, 10:13 AM
Killing Killing is offline
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Its not a problem that it is application modal, however it is confusing when the other window just does nothing.

Typically in this situation when you try to do something on the other window the dialog will be displayed / flashed. This happens when you try to access the window that triggered the dialog, but not when you try to access another window it doesn't.

An extreme case for this is if you cover up the window with the dialog open and try to access another window. The dialog stays hidden and to the user it seems like the window has become totally unresponsive / crashed.

In this situation I would expect the dialog to be brought to the foreground and optionally flash indicating it requires input. Add multiple displays to the picture, which is more and more common, and you get the same issue even without it covering the window.

Does that explain the problem better?
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