Issue with WebBrowserComponent and native title bars


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At least on Windows, I've discovered that calling setUsingNativeTitleBar (true) immediately after DocumentWindow construction can cause issues for any WebBrowserComponents that have been added as a child. The browser remains black and doesn't respond to any goToUrl() calls. So for the benefit of anyone else who might come across this issue, here are some workarounds:

  • Call setUsingNativeTitleBar (true) in your DocumentWindow constructor before adding the WebBrowserComponent to your owned content component
    • In my case the DocumentWindow has a dark background and I always get a white box that briefly appears during app startup and I just can't stand it!
    • If you have a white background this might not bother you
  • Use a timer to delay the addition of the WebBrowserComponent
  • Override lookAndFeelChanged() in your owned content component and add the WebBrowserComponent from there
    • If you set the default look and feel before constructing your DocumentWindow, then the first call to lookAndFeelChanged should be triggered as a consequence of enabling native title bars