Dialog owner issue with Mac OS X 10.4

"cpprogrammer" <cpp@mailinator.com>
Tue, 16 May 2006 12:37:09 +0530
    I am trying this sample applet on 2 different Mac OS X's

1) Mac OS X 10.3.9
    Safari 1.3.2 (v312.6)
    JVM - 1.4.2_09

   Here whenever the Browser, running the Applet comes on Top, the
Dialog also comes on Top i.e. if the dialog is hidden behind some window
& I click on the browser running the applet, the Dialog(showing "Hello",
also becomes uncovered/visible.

2) Mac OS X 10.4.5
    Safari 2.0.3 (v417.8)
    JVM - 1.4.2_09

    Here clicking on the Browser doesn't make the Dialog Visible.

As per the Java Docs, I think the Behaviour on OS X 10.3.9 is the
correct behaviour.

Is there a way to have that behaviour on OS X 10.4 - any workarounds,
anything I can do so that the dialog doesn't get hidden.

I cannot make the dialog modal.

Given below is the Applet source.


import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import java.applet.Applet;

public class MyTest extends Applet implements ActionListener {

    private Button b;
    private Dialog myDialog;

    public void init() {
        b = new Button("Press me");

    private Frame findFrame(Component c) {
        for (; c != null; c = c.getParent()) {
            if (c instanceof Frame) return (Frame) c;
        return null;

    public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
        if ( e.getSource() == b ) {

    public void showDlg()
        if(myDialog == null) {
            // Set The Applet as owner
            Frame f = findFrame(this);
            if(f != null) {
                System.out.println("Found Frame");
                myDialog = new Dialog(f, false);
                myDialog.add(new Label("Hello ") , BorderLayout.NORTH);
                myDialog.add(new Button("OK"), BorderLayout.SOUTH);



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