Notification Manger or Bounce the Dock Icon

Bill Vlahos bvlahos at
Sun Jul 31 19:50:28 EDT 2011

How do I trigger the system (Mac, Windows, Linux) notification manager when a dialog box comes up?

If my program is not the frontmost app and a dialog box comes up, the user won't notice that the application needs attention if other applications are covering the area of the screen showing the dialog box (either as sheet or modal).

I expected a dialog box to trigger the system notification manager. On the Mac that would be to bounce the dock icon. I thought I read how LC can do this but I can't find it.

Any help would be appreciated.

Bill Vlahos
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