JDeveloper teams needs a way to permanently highlight TopComponent's tab. There already is TopComponent.requestAttention(boolean) however it makes the tab flash either a couple of times or permanently. The first case is too brief, the second case is too distracting.
I propose adding a new method stopAttention() that would stop the flashing of window and highlight it (using a different background color) permanently until user activates that window.
Created attachment 123646 [details]
proposed API changes
I've changed the method to TopComponent.setAttentionHighlight(boolean) and it is independent of requestAttention()/cancelRequestAttention() calls.
If there are no comments, I'll integrate the changes tomorrow.
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *201209020001* on http://bits.netbeans.org/dev/nightly/ (upload may still be in progress)
User: S. Aubrecht <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Log: #217509 - Need a way to permanently highlight TopComponent tab