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Postby markmorgan » Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:05 am

Whilst Awasu is in the middle of an update sequence of a number of channels you get numerous pop-ups about interesting new feed items. So you click on one. Up pops Awasu and shows the feed but the items you just saw in the pop-up aren't there yet in either the item list of feed items browser pane. (This may be only when the feed was already open before the pop-up). To get around this I have to click on the feed in the channel list again to get it refreshed...

Has Awasu spawned a new thread to do the update to the already displayed feed that is running at a lower priority than the one bringing Awasu to the foreground and showing the feed? Or is the displayed feed itself checking for updates on a timer?

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Postby support » Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:49 pm

markmorgan wrote:This may be only when the feed was already open before the pop-up

Can you please check if this is the case because it's most likely to be the culprit.

By the time a balloon goes up, all the new feed items are already into the system so the rest of Awasu definitely knows about them. Awasu is smart enough to refresh a channel's window with the new items even if it's open when those items come in, but only if it's not the active window. It would be quite disconcerting otherwise to be reading a page and have it suddenly refresh because new stuff came in just at that moment. In this case, a refresh of the window is deferred until you switch to another window. It's easier to see this happening if you de-maximise the tabbed windows so you can see what's happening in each one simultaneously.

This code hasn't been touched in ages so I'd be surprised if something was broken :wink:

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Postby markmorgan » Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:08 pm

markmorgan wrote:
This may be only when the feed was already open before the pop-up


support wrote:
Can you please check if this is the case because it's most likely to be the culprit.


I have just done it again. And yes it was a feed that was displayed (maximised) but not the one that was in the foreground.

It makes sense for it to be deferred if it is the window in the foreground and Awasu is not minimised as there is nothing more annoying than a window that refereshes as you are trying to scroll down it and read stuff. There's a news site that does it as its adverts roll - can't remember which one though.

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