[Interest] Qt/Mac : text input in dialogs posted by LSUIElement apps ("agents")?

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Thu Aug 10 21:37:20 CEST 2017


On Mac one can create "agent" applications which run in the background (have no presence in Dock or App Switcher) but which can still display a UI. According to Apple's SDK documentation, 

"Although they typically run as background apps, they can come to the foreground to present a user interface if desired. A click on a window belonging to an agent app brings that app forward to handle events."

This indeed mostly works for me, but I have one application which presents a QNSPanel which refuses to take input. A bit annoying for an authentication dialog in which one has to enter credentials ...

Any suggestions how I might get around this?


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