NSPopover: Key View Loop

While poking around NSPopover, one discovery has slightly surprised me: The NSWindow that AppKit creates behind the scenes for the popover has autorecalculatesKeyViewLoop turned off. That can have slightly odd consequences if you’re dynamically changing the content or layout of the popover, since AppKit won’t take those changes into account.

(If you need a quick explanation, The Key View Loop defines what happens when you hit the tab key, which control the focus moves to)

Since we don’t own the window in question, I’m a little hesitant to turn autorecalculatesKeyViewLoop on. Instead, it’s generally pretty simple to call recalculateKeyViewLoop on the window after you’ve made a change.

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