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Is there anyway to make the dock icon bounce on Mac OS X via a javascript event inside a web page?

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I'm creating a task management web app, that will be kept open in a tab, and used only when needed to update a your status, an I would like to bounce the icon when new task is assign to the user or other event regarding him occurs.

It would be also nice if I could some how let my application know if Firefox is currently in foreground so I could turn off the bounce of the icon.

And for it to be complete, it would be nice for my app to somehow let the user know that there was an activity it the tab ( to change somehow to color of the tab or use some sort of badge )

Of course, the dock bouncing or the change of the tab state should not take the focus of the users current application or move the focus from one tab to the tab of my web app.

P.S. I know that I could do an alert() but this option is way to intrusive ( it probably does bounce the icon, but when in browser it takes the focus to my app tab and I hate that )

Thanks in advance

I'm creating a task management web app, that will be kept open in a tab, and used only when needed to update a your status, an I would like to bounce the icon when new task is assign to the user or other event regarding him occurs. It would be also nice if I could some how let my application know if Firefox is currently in foreground so I could turn off the bounce of the icon. And for it to be complete, it would be nice for my app to somehow let the user know that there was an activity it the tab ( to change somehow to color of the tab or use some sort of badge ) Of course, the dock bouncing or the change of the tab state should not take the focus of the users current application or move the focus from one tab to the tab of my web app. P.S. I know that I could do an alert() but this option is way to intrusive ( it probably does bounce the icon, but when in browser it takes the focus to my app tab and I hate that ) Thanks in advance

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