KfM 4.0b7: a few questions

Alexandra Ellwood lxs at MIT.EDU
Wed Jan 30 14:50:00 EST 2002

>4. We've gotten a couple complaints here about the login window: If
>    the user clicks on another window while the login server is
>    opening, they may never see the login dialog, since it ends up
>    behind the other app.  Going back to their original application
>    doesn't help, and it appears to have hung, since it's waiting for
>    the login dialog to close.  Sometimes they eventually find the
>    Kerberos Login Server icon in the dock.
>    Would it be possible to make the login dialog always appear in
>    front of other windows?  This would solve this problem nicely.  I
>    note that Mac OS X does this for keychain access dialogs, which
>    serve a similar purpose.  I know that a Cocoa window can be set to
>    a level of NSStatusWindowLevel to do this; I don't know the
>    equivalent Carbon call, though I imagine there is one.

I have written code to place the login window and sub-windows in the 
utility group layer, which causes them to "float" with the other 
system utility windows.  Pending UI evaluation, this will probably 
appear in the next release.

Hope this helps,

Alexandra Ellwood                                               <lxs at mit.edu>
MIT Information Systems                               http://mit.edu/lxs/www/

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