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 Post subject: Attention Effects
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:53 am 
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Hi Guys

So recently got the Nexus dock and noticed MS Outlook 365 and Whatsapp desktop app don't get any attention effects when getting a new email or a new message is this just something on windows 10 or am i doing some incorrectly. On the normal windows taskbar they do get icon badges this is something planned for the dock in future? thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Attention Effects
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:15 pm 
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Unfortunately those badges, etc, are accomplished by the application communicating *directly* with the Windows taskbar.

Microsoft did not make a public API available for making third party applications know about those notifications as well, so the chances of something like that being supported in the future are pretty slim.

But you never know. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Attention Effects
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:17 pm 
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Ah i see, well thanks for the info. So forget the badges then any idea why those apps don't get any effect when a new message comes in? thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Attention Effects
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:40 pm 
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In previous versions of Windows an application that required attention would make the button in the taskbar flash - and Windows would actually send a notification of this to third party applications that wanted to know about it, so Winstep applications were (and are) able to work with that.

But now, with the new taskbar abilities, application developers do not bother making their windows flash - instead they use the new taskbar abilities. And since Windows has no mechanism to let 3rd party applications know about this (unlike the flashing thing), the Winstep application has no idea of what is happening either.

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 Post subject: Re: Attention Effects
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:06 pm 
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Ok thanks for all the info, will make it work. on a side note the new skype seems to work fine so I'm happy there


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 Post subject: Re: Attention Effects
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:03 pm 
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ohhh :( same doubt I was going crazy opening the whatsapp to see if I had a message .... that hurts if any find an alternative please publish it thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Attention Effects
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:07 am 
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I see it, Thanks for sharing with us. I am new here

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