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Thread: exec forground process

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    Question exec forground process

    OK, not 100% thread related but this is the closest forum.

    My Java App displays a slideshow. Some slides are movies, not just pictures. Playing movie is OS-dependant.

    On Mac OS X I exec () VLC to play the file.

    This launched behind my app, so I added --video-on-top to the command line. Fixed that.
    However VLC is still not foremost App - keypresses still go to my app.

    Question: How can I launch an external process (bundled App) in foreground (or so it receives keypresses)?

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    Default Re: exec forground process

    You need to transfer the keyboard focus to the player's GUI. Unfortunately, I don't think this is something that can be done in pure Java.

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