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Javascript stops running when going to a different tab

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I am working on a web site that uses the jQuery Cycle plugin to show a slideshow. When I leave that site up, and go to another tab for a while, then come back to the page, the slideshow has stopped and won't start again until I refresh.

Is this normal?

I am working on a web site that uses the jQuery Cycle plugin to show a slideshow. When I leave that site up, and go to another tab for a while, then come back to the page, the slideshow has stopped and won't start again until I refresh. Is this normal?