[7u4] Review request for 7154480: [macosx] Not all popup menu items are visible

Scott Kovatch scott.kovatch at oracle.com
Fri Mar 23 11:36:21 PDT 2012

No, that's not the right behavior on OS X. The Dock sits above everything else when it's visible -- popups never cover the Dock.  You can see this by taking just about any window and dragging it down so it goes behind the dock, then right-click on the window.  The context menu always gets pushed up so the bottom of the popup menu sits right above the dock.  I think this is the right fix.

Out of curiosity, why is it necessary to look for SET_WINDOW_ALWAYS_ON_TOP_PERMISSION? Is it considered bad form or some kind of security issue to block a task bar on Windows?

-- Scott

On Mar 23, 2012, at 11:14 AM, Anthony Petrov wrote:

> Hi Leonid,
> The code changes look good to me. I'm approving the fix given the emergency of the issue.
> However, I think that a more elegant solution for this bug would be to -setLevel: for always-on-top Java windows of the type POPUP to a value that pushes the windows above the dock. This way we wouldn't need an overridable method in the SunToolkit class. Could you file a CR to investigate this possibility in a future release please?
> --
> best regards,
> Anthony
> On 3/23/2012 9:48 PM, Leonid Romanov wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Release team has decided that we'd better fix 7154480 for 7u4 because of its high impact on users, so please review a fix for it. The fix prevents popups from overlapping with the Dock/menu bar on OS X, keeping the old behavior for other platforms.
>> Bug:  http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=7154480
>> Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~leonidr/7154480/webrev.00/
>> Thanks,
>> Leonid.

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