Showing a Toast or Activity on top of another application

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Showing a Toast or Activity on top of another application

Postby Sir^Knigget » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:26 pm

Hello,
I have an application which runs a background thread which eventually updates listeners on some incoming event.
When I'm in this listeners' code, I want to be able to either show a Toast or a new Activity on top of the screen, regardless of what is running in this moment - but to be able to come back to it (add on top of the current stack, even if it's another application).
By now I didn't succeed in doing that in any way.

This is one attempt (inside my listener, which is called from a worker thread):

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  8.                                         public void run() {
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  10.                                                 Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), "toast", Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
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It shows the toast when I am in my original application, but not when I'm in background.
I put a breakpoint on the line with the toast showing, and I know that I get there, but it does nothing.

Do you have any idea?

Thanks ahead!
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