<AWT Dev> [8] Review request for 7194469 Pressing the Enter key results in an alert tone beep when focus is TextField

Oleg Pekhovskiy oleg.pekhovskiy at oracle.com
Thu Sep 6 03:56:23 PDT 2012

Hi Alexander, Denis,

agree with Alexander, as it's a workaround and we turn off beeping for a 
short period of time, so we should avoid broadcasting that message.

There is another reason for not doing that - possibility to freeze 
waiting for another dead process:

Maybe it makes sense to monitor WM_WININICHANGE and check whether 
somebody changed SPI_SETBEEP flag,
  but I'm not completely sure about that.


9/6/2012 2:30 PM, Alexander Scherbatiy wrote:
> On 9/6/2012 1:25 PM, Denis S. Fokin wrote:
>> Hi Alexander,
>> should not we use SPIF_SENDCHANGE instead of SPIF_UPDATEINIFILE? It 
>> is possible that the user does not want to disable beep in his 
>> profile. On the other hand, I do not see any issues with 
>         Could you review the updated fix:
>         http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~alexsch/7194469/webrev.01/
>          The MSDN doc says that the SPIF_SENDCHANGE broadcasts a 
> message after updating the user profile. Probably we do not want to 
> notify all that we disable and then enable the beeper for the RICHEDIT 
> control:
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms724947%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
>         It allso says that this parameter can be zero if you do not 
> want to update the user profile or broadcast a message.
>        So the fix sets the fWinIni parameter to 0 in the 
> SystemParametersInfo method.
>    Thanks,
>    Alexandr.
>> Thank you,
>>    Denis.
>> On 9/5/2012 5:24 PM, Alexander Scherbatiy wrote:
>>> bug: http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=7194469
>>> webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~alexsch/7194469/webrev.00/
>>> The TextField control starts beeping on some keys pressing (enter, up,
>>> down...) after switching the EDIT control to RICHEDIT.
>>> It seems that there are no flags that can disable this beeping for the
>>> At least SES_ALLOWBEEPS flag from EM_GETEDITSTYLE is set to zero by
>>> default but beeping is present.
>>> The fix disables the beeper (in case if it was enabled) before the
>>> necessary keys processing in the AWT TextField and enable it after 
>>> that.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Alexandr.

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